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Rulebook - Air Rifle

National Veterans Golden Age Games

Event 1: 10 Meter Air Rifle

Age groups

Men and Women Compete Together

  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80-84
  • 85-up


The National Veterans Golden Age Games host will provide .177 air guns, .177 pellets, 10 meter targets, target boxes, protective eyewear, and score sheets.

Other equipment: drinking water, first aid kit, tables and chairs.


An indoor/outdoor area that allows a 10 meter (33 feet) shooting course with a minimum of 14 firing lanes. The targets will be positioned in such a manner that they are at least 4 feet off of the ground/floor. The targets shall be 14 inches square. The course must be adequately lighted with a limited entrance and exit area (for safety reasons).


The winner will be based on the best shooting score over the 10-meter (33 feet) course. Each competitor will fire a total of six rounds at the approved target.


Rule 1:00 scoring

Section 1
Scoring will be based on the highest number of points scored on the target.
Section 2
Each competitor will be allowed to shoot six rounds at a designated target. The first shot will be a practice shot.
Section 3
Each competitor's total score will be tabulated after the remaining five rounds are fired. The five best scores out of the six shots will be tabulated for a total possible score of 50.

Rule 2:00 Firing Position

Section l
Each competitor must support the rifle with both elbows resting on the stationary-firing table. The chest and/or abdomen may also rest on the table.

Rule 3:00 Safety

Section 1
All competitors, assistants, and accompanying personnel who will be in the immediate vicinity of the range complex are required to wear shatterproof shooting glasses or similar eye protection while shooting is in progress. Clear lenses are best, but amber, yellow, or gray is acceptable. Eye protection will be provided and must be worn!

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