Rifle shooting is one of the disciplines of shooting sport in which a firearm or airgun with a rifled barrel is used. A rifle normally refers to a long weapon which usually requires two hands to hold and fire steadily and has a greater accuracy and longer range than pistols and is popular for hunting. In rifle shooting, shooters fire shots from three different positions- prone, standing and kneeling. Normally in competitions, there is a qualifying round, followed by a final and the winner is determined by adding a shooter’s qualification and final scores together. The National Rifle Association (NRA) of the UK was founded in 1860 and NRA of the US was formed in 1871 for the purpose of promoting and encouraging rifle shooting. Internationally, the sport is governed by ISSF which was founded in 1907 as the International Shooting Union and then changed its name in 1998.
The objective is to shoot as many bullets into the center of the target, within a specific time frame.
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