Winters here so its Biathlon time again

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  1. sportsmatch

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    The bialthon season started yesterday with the mens individual event can been seen on euro sport today at 11:45 then the womens ind at 16:15
    then the sprints tommorrow

    Gary
     
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    bugger, wish i'd known... could have sky +'d it.
     
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    target's and distance

    I often watch these event's biathlon,bobsleigh, ski-jumping and such.
    Does anyone know what size target's and at what distance are they shooting?
    You have to admire their ability to control their breathing after skiing a couple of kilometers cross country.
    It's hard enough walking to the standing lane let alone skiing to it.:D:D
     
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    I think they are 100mm targets at 50m range.
     
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    11,5 cm for standing, 4,5 cm for prone. Distance is 50m.
     
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    Thank you, it was the standing targets I was thinking about.

    Come on the FT lads, what do you reckon to a 115mm kill on a 55 yard stander? And you know the distance exactly. And you're shooting with about 100 ft.lb. Ought to be a cinch....:)
     
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    Come on the FT lads, what do you reckon to a 115mm kill on a 55 yard stander? And you know the distance exactly. And you're shooting with about 100 ft.lb. Ought to be a cinch....:)[/QUOTE]

    Don't forget diopter sight's ,not quite a cinch
     
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    Fair do's, I was tongue in cheek. But if we had 115mm kill standers in FT out to 55 yards, would they be something to be feared? I don't think so. How small is the bull in 10m match?
     
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    You could try it running round the fields to get the pulse around at least 180 bpm and shoot :shot: bet most would hit bugger all then repeat again then again and again for the pursuit they raced today

    most of the shooters here like a rest when the walk from one end of the course to the other end before they start shooting again;)

    how many COULD do the sprint event one day the pursuit the following day then the relay the next and mostley donein sub zero temps :confused:

    I have a heart rate monitor that I can take to a shoot and try to see how many key board warriors would take up the challenge

    10m shooters dressed head to toe in leather to stop movement nice little stand to rest rifle between shots no wind its like chaulk and cheese Rich

    Gary

    put in context the british are crap at it :eek:
     
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    They have my respect..!

    It' s a young persons sport, there aren't very many competitors over 35, of course there are exceptions.

    A biathlete has to start out young (very young to be good) & train at least 3 hours every day, skiing & shooting.

    It's basically like running a mini-marathon (as fast as possible) & stopping to shoot 5 targets either standing or prone, every couple of miles.

    In some competitions a miss means either a penalty loop of an extra 100 metres or a specified amount of time added to your skied time.

    So there is quite a lot of mental pressure on the shooting side as well.
    Plus there is the wind to contend with as well, yes it does affect .22 smallbore rifles at 50 metres.

    :cool: :D
     
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    biathlon rifles

    What sort of rifles are used for biathlon?
    I watched some video of some guys practicing & they seemed to be using bullet rifles but i have also seen air rifles advertised as biathlon guns. Do they use both & if so are they different categories?
     
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    .22 smallbore rifles (firearms) for adults. Mostly youngsters train & compete with air rifles.
     
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    .22small bore Anschutz 1827 fortiner rifle maybe see a stock but will be very very small numbers
    air Fwb 75 heanel b96 anschutz also do one
    Worst news this Magdelna nenuer is retiring aged 25

    Gary
     
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    Oh dear


    Gary,

    What are you going to watch once she retires fella.
    I know since you've lusting over her performances, the definition of right arm has improved immensely .......!!!

    I'm sure you will be able to buy a DVD of her best moments to keep your training going though?

    Berty
     
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    there's a chap down your way who does a running version, a very keen prone shooter... normally runs 5 miles before a normal prone match iirc...

    10m bull at 10m is 0.5mm and you poke a 4.5mm pellet at it, which needs to touch, so it's a 5mm target in that respect at 10m or 50mm at 50m. It puts poking a 40mm FT target at 40m into perspective a tad ;)... but remember you don't have to do it 70 times out of 70 to stand a chance of being world/olympic champ! :D
     
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    I'm watching some of it now - small benefit of working in the broadcast industry - it is very impressive. you can see them stop breathing and 'lock up' for the shots

    I guess if the FT and HFT folks jumped up and down for 10 mins and THEN tried the targets......

    :)
     
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    What are you going to watch once she retires fella.
    I know since you've lusting over her performances, the definition of right arm has improved immensely .......!!!

    Too be fair berty gary's forearm is looking pretty impressive,but it has to be said she's fit and she like's a bit of animal action as well:eek::eek::D
     

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    So looks like a new sport could be born BFT ;) :D :cool:
     
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    More action today the mens relay

    Gary
     
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    More action today mens individual missed target today adds 1minute to your time on at 1:14 eurosport

    I cannot wait from the Norway round as I will be there :D

    Gary
     

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