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IW-CC Rifle Club Season About To Begin - The Gilman Star: News

IW-CC Rifle Club Season About To Begin

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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:38 pm

 The Iroquois West Clifton Central (IWCC) Co-op Rifle Club is about to start another season of safe and straight shooting. The club was founded in 1971 by Coach Jim Miller. The 2019-20 season will be the second season for Head Coach Levi Peters and Assistant Coach Doug Miller. Both are former IWCC Rifle Team members and both are former state rifle champions.

The NRA Foundation provided $3,302 in grant funding for six new sporter class air- rifles. What is a sporter air-rifle? A sporter air-rifle is a specialty air-rifle that is more precise than off-the-shelf air guns. It is designed for competitive shooting in the prone, standing and kneeling positions. It can take several years or more to be competitive with the light-weight sporter class air-rifle. Sporter shooters can use a sling, shooting glove and sweatshirt during competition. Boots and certain types of clothing that add artificial support are not allowed. Match grade pellets, 0.177 inches in diameter, are fired at targets placed approximately 33 feet, or 11 yards, down range. To score a ten the shooter must be able to hit a dot at the center of the bullseye which measures just over an inch across. Training focuses on safety, and the fundamentals of the shot that include the proper setup of equipment, natural point of aim, body position, sight picture, trigger control and follow through. The sport develops balance, hand-eye coordination, stamina, and focus.

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