Rose-Hulman NCAA Rifle

What is NCAA Rifle?

 

Air Rifle

Anschutz Model 2002 Air Rifle
Anschutz Model 2002 Air Rifle

 

Overview:

Competitors stand and shoot lead pellets from .177 caliber airguns at targets 10 meters away. The bulls-eye, or 10-dot, is only one-half millimeter in diameter. The competitors are allowed to wear special boots, pants, jackets and gloves to increase their stability.

The Rifles:

Air rifles can be either air or gas-powered and weigh up to 5.5 kg (12.12 pounds). They must have metallic sights. They typically retail for $1000-1700.

Course of Fire:

Competitors have 80 minutes to fire 40 shots. A perfect score is 400 for air rifle and 385 or higher is competitive.

 

Smallbore

Anschutz Model 1913 Smallbore Rifle
Anschutz Model 1913 Smallbore Free Rifle


Overview:

In smallbore, or three-position rifle, athletes fire .22 caliber rifles from the prone, standing and kneeling positions at targets 50 feet away. The bulls-eye is a mere one-fifth millimeter in diameter. Again, competitors wear highly specialized clothing to increase stability.

The Rifles:

Athletes shoot free rifles weighing up to 8 kg (17.6 pounds) that can be highly customized with special accessories and/or alterations that fit the shooter's size and preferences. However, the rifles must have metallic sights. These rifles can cost up to $3000.

Course of Fire:

Athletes fire 40 rounds per postion for a total of 120 shots. Time limits are 40 minutes for prone, 80 minutes for standing and 60 minutes for kneeling. A perfect score is 1200 in smallbore and 1160 is competitive.

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Updated: November 23, 1999