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Marksman (Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group)

  • 1

    Know the usual safety-first rules for rifle shooting and have knowledge of the parts of a rifle they use and its care and cleaning.

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  • 2

    Produce 2 targets fired by themselves within the previous 4 weeks, these targets should have a minimum score of 80 out of 100 each. The target must be certified by their instructors.

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  • 3

    Have completed an NRA Basic Firearms Safety class (or local State equivalent), and have an understanding of the safe handling of guns.

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  • 4

    Know thoroughly the safety rules:

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    • a

      for handling a supposedly empty gun

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    • b

      when cleaning a rifle

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    • c

      when loading

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    • d

      when unloading

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    • e

      when carrying in the woods or on the range

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    • f

      when climbing a fence

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  • 5

    Demonstrate how to clean a rifle

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  • 6

    Explain the following:

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    • a

      Calibre

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    • b

      Rifling

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    • c

      Component parts of a cartridge

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    • d

      Common forms of sights

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  • 7

    Judge over unknown ground:

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    • a

      Five distances 10 to 300 yards

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    • b

      Five distances 300 to 600 yards

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  • 8

    Using a .22 caliber rifle and shooting from a bench rest or supported prone position at 50 feet, fire five groups (three shots per group) that can be covered by a quarter. Using these targets, explain how to adjust sights to zero.

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