Biathlon Shooting

Biathlon Shooting 

Biathletes uses a 22 small bore rifle which is carried on their back during competition. The rilfe must weigh at least 3.5 kilograms excluding ammunition and magazines. 

The target range shooting distance is 50 metres and there are five circular targets to be hit in each shooting round. When shooting in the prone position the target diameter is 45mm; when shooting in the standing position, the target diameter is 115 mm. 

On biathlon ranges, the targets are self-indicating, flipping from black to white when hit, giving the biathlete as well as the spectators instant visual feedback for each shot fired.

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