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4-H Shooting Sports classes announced

| December 7, 2016

COSHOCTON – 4-H Shooting Sports classes will begin in January. Classes are taught by 4-H volunteers certified to teach their respective discipline.

Classes beginning in January are beginning air rifle, position shooting air rifle, air pistol, and archery 1. Beginning air rifle teaches the basic marksmanship skills that can be applied to many other shooting disciplines. The importance of proper sight picture, trigger control, and breath control to shooting accurately are covered. All students will shoot off of a rest to increase the safety of the activity and assist them in shooting consistently, accurately, and develop a group of shots on the target.

Position air rifle class expands on the basic marksmanship skills taught in the beginning air rifle class. Standing, sitting, kneeling, and prone positions are taught instead of shooting off a rest. These positions are used in precision air rifle, small bore rifle, and high power rifle competition. Proper use of the rifle sling while in a solid position and other shooting equipment are explained and used.

Air pistol class builds on and continues with the basic marksmanship skills taught in the beginning air rifle class. The safety rules are reviewed and explained. The students will experience more shooting in this class due to their previous experience. CO2 pistols are used, shooting off of a rest.

Archery 1 class teaches the basic form, stances, and safety. This class gives the shooter a chance to learn the basics of archery, while getting a strong foundation in safety and shooting fundamentals.

Equipment is provided for any class a youth signs up for, but they are highly recommended to bring their own safety glasses. See more details on class dates/times and locations by viewing our website coshocton.osu.edu.  Classes fill up quickly so reserve your space now by calling the OSU Extension Office at 740-622-2265.

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