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Shooting Sports (Ranger Award elective)
requirements
 Requirement 1. Safety, firearm/bow parts and discipline
 a. Recite, explain, and demonstrate the three primary shooting
safety rules.
 b. Recite and explain the range commands.
 c. Identify the parts of a pistol, rifle, or bow (whichever one you
select) and explain the function of those parts.
 d. If you chose air pistol, air rifle, muzzleloading rifle, pistol,
or smallbore rifle for your shooting discipline, explain how "minute of
angle" is used to "zero" the airgun or firearm.
 e. If you chose muzzleloading rifle as your shooting discipline,
recite the proper steps for loading a muzzleloading rifle and the
proper sequence of firing the shot. Explain each step.
 f. If you chose archery as your shooting discipline, recite and
explain the nine steps to the 10 ring.
 g. If you chose shotgun as your shooting discipline, explain how you
sight a shotgun differently than you would a rifle.
 Requirement 2. Complete a basic training course and the course of
fire for one of the following shooting disciplines: (a), (b), (c), (d), (e),
(f), or (g). (Restrictions: Telescopic sights, electronic sights, and
laser sights are prohibited in all disciplines except archery.)

 For this elective, shooting must be under the supervision of a
certified instructor/coach and with equipment approved by that
instructor.

 a. Air pistol
 Air Pistol (Sporter Course): Shoot five shots each at
eight TQ7 targets at a distance of 25 feet for a total of 40 shots.
You must score 240 out of a possible 400. (You may use any .177 air
pistol with a maximum retail value of $75 and may use a onehand
grip, twohand grip, or a combination of both.)


 OR


 Air Pistol (International Course): Shoot five shots each
at eight bull'seye B40 targets at a distance of 33 feet for a
total of 40 shots. You must score 220 points of a possible 400. You
may use any .177 air pistol. All targets must be fired in the
standing position only using only one hand to support the pistol.

 b. Air rifle
 Air Rifle (Sporter Course): Shoot two shots at each bull
(10 shots per target) from a distance of 33 feet using six AR5/5
targets. Of the 60 shots total, shoot 20 shots in each
positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You must score
225 of a possible 600. (You may use any .177 air rifle with a
maximum retail value of $130.)


 OR


 Air Rifle (Precision Course): Shoot two shots at each
bull (10 shots per target) from a distance of 33 feet. Of the 60
shots total, shoot 20 shots in each position  prone, standing
(offhand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You
may use any .177 air rifle.)

 c. Archery
 Archery (Magnifying sights are OK to use in this
discipline.)
 Recurve Bow
 Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a
60centimeter five color target. You must score 150 of a possible
300.
 Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a
122centimeter five color target. You must score 200 of a possible
300.


 OR


 Compound Bow
 Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a 40centimeter five
color target. You must score 150 of a possible 300.
 Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a 122centimeter five
color target. You must score 210 of a possible 300.

 d. Muzzleloading rifle
 MuzzleLoading Rifle:Shoot one shot at each bull'seye on
10 targets (M02400NMLRA) for a total of 50 shots from the standing
(offhand) position at a distance of 25 yards. You must score 250 of
a possible 500.


 Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406NMLRA) from the
standing (offhand) position at a distance of 50 yards. You must
score 25 of a possible 50.


 Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406NMLRA) from the
sitting position, resting the rifle on "crossed sticks" at a
distance of 50 yards. You must score 25 of a possible 50.


 (Total shots for muzzle loading is 60 shots.)
 (NMLRA = National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association)

 e. Pistol
 Pistol: Shoot: 10 shots at each of six targets (B2) from
the standing (offhand) position in a maximum time of 10 minutes per
target from a distance of 50 feet. You must score 360 of a possible
600. (You may use any.22caliber pistol or revolver and can use
either the one or twohand grip or both.)


 (Total shots for pistol is 60 shots.)

 f. Shotgun
 Shotgun: Break 25 clay birds of a possible 50 on a skeet
course and 25 clay birds of a possible 50 on a trap course.


 OR


 Break 50 clay birds of a possible 100 on a skeet course.


 OR


 Break 50 clay birds of a possible 100 on a trap course.

 g. Small bore rifle
 Small Bore Rifle Sporter Course: Using six A17 targets,
shoot one shot at each record bull from a distance of 50 feet for a
total of 60 shots. Of the 60 shots, you must shoot 20 shots in each
positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You "must score
225 of a possible 600. (you may use any .22 rifle with a maximum
retail value of $235.)


 OR


 Precision Course: Using six A17 targets, shoot one shot at each
record bull from a distance of 50 feet for a total of 60 shots. Of
the 60 shots, shoot 20 shots in each positionprone, standing
(offhand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You
may use any.22 rifle.)
 Requirement 3. Make a tabletop display or presentation for your
crew, another crew, a Cub or Boy Scout group, or another youth group about
what you have learned about shooting sports. Include information about
shooting sports in the summer and winter Olympics.