Can an accurized Ruger 10/22 be use for Beginner Biathlon?

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Can an accurized Ruger 10/22 be use for Beginner Biathlon?

Postby mdavis121212 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:00 am

I just happen to have such a rifle and would be cool if it could be used for beginner stuff.

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Re: Can an accurized Ruger 10/22 be use for Beginner Biathlo

Postby Biffbradford » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:09 am

Where do you live? Near a biathlon range?
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Re: Can an accurized Ruger 10/22 be use for Beginner Biathlo

Postby mdavis121212 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:12 pm

Nevemind I see semi autos are not allowed

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Re: Can an accurized Ruger 10/22 be use for Beginner Biathlo

Postby Biffbradford » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:15 pm

:-P That's funny.
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Re: Can an accurized Ruger 10/22 be use for Beginner Biathlo

Postby JeffOYB » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:28 am

To an extent, biathlon is what ya make it.

But for the real beginner events, yeah, no autos, but also all the ones I did 20+ years ago had guns provided. They don't make you carry them. You practice beforehand and then in the event hope that the gun you practiced with doesn't have anyone using it when you pull in.

I also recall that accurizing wasn't really an issue -- I don't think they had us use the full distances. Something was simplified about it. It was pretty easy to hit the target if you didn't screw up so that many of us shot 50% or better. We might've used the bigger target at a closer distance and maybe we were always prone. You did get to appreciate the sights jumping up and down with heart-rate but it wasn't crazy-hard.

I dunno if they do it like that today, but I bet it's set up easy for beginners and no need to bring your own.

It seems to go kinda off the deep end after that. I won a few and expressed further interest. And saw it was at least $300 to get into the most basic of used guns hopping up to $500 more often -- this was years ago. And I wasn't encouraged in the slightest. These were all outreach events. I did 4 or 5 in two states. Never heard from anyone. I did call around and find people on my own and explored options awhile, in the dark (pre internet) and learned some things, so I thought.

I've occasionally wondered about making my own harness (and muzzle/sights caps) and if a cheaper rifle could be used and I googled about it and posted to forums/lists -- the consensus was, as I recall, that it's not a good idea to DIY. Still seems like it could be done for backyard practicing, but trying to get it into official events might be dicey (pre-approval suggested). (I see one post about making your own airgun harness.)

There's also summer, airgun, archery, running, rollerski biathlons in various combos.
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