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Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program

University of Wyoming Extension

Wyoming 4-H Email Shooting Match
Air Rifle Guidelines


Information for Youth Participants

- The contest will run 6 weeks – March 30th to May 8th. One score per week will be tallied. Participants will have all week to shoot and their score will be verified by a certified shooting sports leader. County scores will be given to the local county office or e-mailed directly to the state office where they will be posted on the web.

- The first scores are due to the state 4-H office April 6th and then every Monday for the next 5 weeks (April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 9).

- Six scores are available and the highest 3 will count toward the participant’s total. 

- We will follow the same guidelines as the state air rifle match. The air rifle rules and regulations are included below.

- The age categories will be junior, intermediate, and senior.  The three classes for each age category will consist of sporter, light target, and precisions.

- The competition will consist of the combined scores from the prone, standing, keeling, and sitting positions.

- For your convenience a score sheet is included below. The score sheet does not need to be submitted – only the total score for each participant will need to be submitted to the state 4-H office.

- Age divisions will be First Year, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior.

- One score per week will be tallied. Participants will have all week to shoot and their score to be verified by a certified shooting sports leader.  The final score of the week will be the combined scores from the prone, standing, kneeling, and sitting positions.

- A score can be submitted for each week (i.e. a maximum of six scores can be recorded).  The top three scores will count towards the participant's final total.

- The top 10 shooters in each age division will receive a pin in recognition of their accomplishment.  The pins will be sent to the County Extension Office after the final scores have been tallied and posted to the website.


Information for Extension Staff & Shooting Sports Volunteers

For your convenience a score sheet is located here

Use this file to report final scores to the State 4-H Office via email.  You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader.

Final scores (do not send individual score sheets) are due to the State 4-H Office on the dates listed below:

  • April 6
  • April 13
  • April 20
  • April 27
  • May 4
  • May 9

Scores can be sent to the state 4-H office via e-mail: crawford@uwyo.edu

The top 10 shooters in each age category will receive shooting pins to recognize them for their accomplishment. The pins will be sent to the County Extension Office after the final scores have been tallied and posted to the web.

Match Rules & Course of Fire

MATCH:

Ten minutes per target will be given for combined sight-in and record shots in the following position order – Prone, Standing, Kneeling, and Sitting (in that order with ten shots from each position).

A preparation period will be allowed prior to firing each stage of the competition.

Match winner will be determined by the total score of the above four stages.

In case of tie, the following tie-breaker will be used:

1)            Total number of X’s.

2)            Total score from standing position.

3)            Number of X’s from standing position.

4)            Total score from kneeling position.

TARGETS:  AR 5-10. 12 Bull Target

DISTANCE:  10 Meters

EQUIPMENT:  There will be 3 classes for air rifle:

  1. Sporter Rifle
  2. Light Target Rifle
  3. Precision Rifle

A competitor will be allowed to shoot in only one class.

Metallic sights only.

Shooting mats, kneeling rolls, spotting scopes, and stands or binoculars are allowed.

No set triggers and no semi-automatic air rifles.

Pump air rifles may not exceed 5 pumps or 800 ft./sec.

Stocks may be shortened to accommodate shooter.


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