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 Post subject: 10 Meter Air Rifle
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:30 pm 
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I've never really been interested in the Olympics or any sports but this summer I've become keenly interested in the airgun shooting at the Rio Olympics.

I find the skills to be amazing. At distances of 10 & 25 meters these people are hitting ten's! I can't even make out the bullseye at those distances.

They don't seem to show the airgun events on CBC's coverage of the Olympics so I find I have to go to YouTube.

This is a link to a Wikipedia page detailing the rules for 10 meter air rifle. Fascinating stuff, well it is to me.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_meter_air_rifle


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 Post subject: Re: 10 Meter Air Rifle
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http://olympics.cbc.ca/online-listing/day=2016-08-08/discipline=SH/index.html?#dayselect=2016-08-08

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 Post subject: Re: 10 Meter Air Rifle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:55 pm 
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Intresting read! I never new some are pcp, shooting .177.

Specialized clothing can be worn.....hhmmm

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 Post subject: Re: 10 Meter Air Rifle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:19 pm 
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I guessed that they would be shooting PCP air rifles & pistols.

They appear to be clearly branded as Feinwerkbau & Walther.

It appears that the make & model of airgun does not have to be identical.
Is it true that all Olympians must shoot identical pellets for a specific competition?
Identical brand, weight and shape? I believe they have to be JSB wadcutters.

Aren't they using electronic targets not paper?


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 Post subject: Re: 10 Meter Air Rifle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:26 pm 
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SureShot wrote:
I've never really been interested in the Olympics or any sports but this summer I've become keenly interested in the airgun shooting at the Rio Olympics.

I find the skills to be amazing. At distances of 10 & 25 meters these people are hitting ten's! I can't even make out the bullseye at those distances.

They don't seem to show the airgun events on CBC's coverage of the Olympics so I find I have to go to YouTube.

This is a link to a Wikipedia page detailing the rules for 10 meter air rifle. Fascinating stuff, well it is to me.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_meter_air_rifle


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Both the 10-meter Rifle and Pistol, for both men and women WERE streamed live on the CBC website. (I watched them.) And all the ISSF air gun videos on Youtube are really great. I think I've watched all of them (in hopes that something might rub off on me and make me a better shooter).

But is there really a 25 meter AIR gun competition at the Olympics? I had thought it was only 10 meters (and also a "running" target).

I started playing with airguns about a year ago, and never in a million years thought I'd get so hooked, and especially hooked on shooting PAPER targets at 10 meters! But hooked I am, and I now own an older Olympic class Feinwerkbau 602 rifle and a brand new Steyr EVO-10 pistol. And I'm shooting both just about every day (I have a 10-meter range at home and at the office).

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 Post subject: Re: 10 Meter Air Rifle
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I apologize for stating there was a 25 m airgun competition.
I'm not that familiar with all the Olympic competitions.
Also I'm easily getting confused between the airgun and the firearm Olympic competitions.

Am I correct to assume that the firearm shooting competitions are with .22 cal ammo?


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 Post subject: Re: 10 Meter Air Rifle
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SureShot wrote:
I guessed that they would be shooting PCP air rifles & pistols.

They appear to be clearly branded as Feinwerkbau & Walther.

It appears that the make & model of airgun does not have to be identical.
Is it true that all Olympians must shoot identical pellets for a specific competition?
Identical brand, weight and shape? I believe they have to be JSB wadcutters.

Aren't they using electronic targets not paper?


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They are shooting wadcutters, but the brand and even head diameter is up to the shooter and determined by what pellet the gun shoots best. And as far as the "electronic targets not paper" statement, that's not quite accurate. The SCORING is done electronically (by triangulating where the pellet hits using sound) and behind the face which we see is actually a paper tape which gets shot by the pellet. After every shot it moves down and is used when/if a more traditional scoring is needed (which I doubt happens often at all). While watching the ISSF air rifle/pistol competitions on Youtube, sometimes you can actually see the black tape hanging down under the target. You most often see this at the very beginning of the competitions just before the finals start but after the qualifying rounds have finished.

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