College rifle competition includes two events: air rifle and smallbore.
Overview: Competitors stand and shoot lead pellets from .177 caliber guns at targets 10 meters away. The bullseye, or 10-dot, is one-half millimeter wide (about the size of the period at the end of this sentence).
The Rifles: Air rifles can be either air or gas-powered and can weigh up to 12 pounds by NCAA regulations. The rifles have metallic sights.
Course Of Fire: With the new electronic targeting system, competitors have 105 minutes for 60 shots from the standing position.
Perfect Match Score: A perfect score of 600 is the maximum for air rifle.
Overview: In smallbore or three-position rifle, athletes fire .22 caliber smallbore rifles from the prone, standing and kneeling positions at targets 50 feet downrange. The bullseye is a millimeter (slightly larger than the size of a period at the end of this sentence).
The Rifles: Athletes shoot free rifles (weight limit of 17.6 pounds) that can be customized with special accessories and/or alterations that fit the shooter's size and preferences. The rifles have metallic sights.
Course Of Fire: Athletes fire 20 rounds per position for a total of 60 shots. The total time limit is 120 minutes.
Perfect Match Score: A perfect score of 600 is the maximum for smallbore.
MEGAlink Electronic Scoring Systems
The WVU rifle team received a grant from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust in 2007 that allowed for the installation of this state-of-the-art electronic target system.