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Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program

University of Wyoming Extension

Wyoming 4-H Email Shooting Match
Small Bore Rifle Guidelines

Information for Youth Participants

The contest will take place over five weeks - May 6 to June 3

Age divisions will be 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 total submitted will be a combination of scores in the prone, standing, kneeling, and sitting positions.

A score can be submitted for each week (i.e. a maximum of five 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, here is a score sheet.

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:

  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27
  • June 3
  • June 10


Match Rules & Course of Fire


Ten minutes per target will be given for combined sight-in and record shots in the following position – Prone, Standing, Knelling, Sitting.

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

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

In case of tie, the following tie-breaker will be used:  Total number of X’s.

TARGETS:  A17 50 ft. Small Bore Rifle Target

DISTANCE:  50 feet


There will be three classes for Small Bore Rifle:

  1. Sporter Rifle
  2. Light Target Rifle
  3. Precision Rifle
A competitor will be allowed to compete in only one class.

Any .22 caliber rifle will be allowed if the slide (action) is able to lock open. All rifles must be loaded one shot at a time.

Metallic sights only.

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

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