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Good news, the Air Rifle team, at the school I teach at, is a go!

Discussion in 'Airguns' started by Hasaf, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Hasaf

    Hasaf Member

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    For a couple of years, the idea of fielding an air rifle team at the public middle school has been floating. As it happens, this year it is confirmed and is on.

    I will not be the coach and I already coach a different team (robotics league). No, I am not going to say what school, as I am concerned that I might say something that might turn on me. But I am glad to see this happening.
     
  2. Starter52

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    Middle school?
    I expect that your school will be swamped with boys wanting to shoot. Some girls too.
     
  3. Spats McGee

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    Outstanding!
     
  4. Dunross

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    Really hope the new team is a success!
     
  5. jmohme

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    I think this is a great Idea! I have always thought that schools should at the very least, offer a firearms safety course.
    Are there other schools in your area with teams to compete against?
     
  6. 22250Rem

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    That's great news. Glad to hear it and wishing you the best of luck. Don't be surprised if more girls than expected show up. The 3 years 2017 thru 2019 my step grand daughter was in a youth archery program. Every year the girls outnumbered the boys.
     
  7. MedWheeler

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    I'm curious if they'll be using a uniform rifle furnished by the school, a uniform rifle purchased by the shooters, or "run-what-you-brung" rifles furnished by the shooters.

    Definitely going (back) in a good direction.
     
  8. whughett

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    What type of rifles.?
     
  9. Hasaf

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    I don't know, I will try to remember to ask the coach.
     
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    Youngest son bought a new break barrel. Instead of a spring it uses a piston (?). Quieter, smoother and easier to cock he claims.
     
  11. MedWheeler

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    whughett writes:

    Springers use pistons. The spring drives the piston, which pushes the column of air behind the projectile forward. Can you expand on what he has? I'm thinking single-pump pneumatic. Each pump (only one on a single-pump) pressurizes a small air reservoir; pulling the trigger releases that pressure behind the projectile.
    They usually are easier to cock (pump.) They also don't recoil like a spring-piston gun does.
     
  12. Hasaf

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    I read that as a gas-piston instead of a spring-piston. I may have misunderstood him, but that is the way I read it.

    Airgun Depot describes it this way:
     
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  13. MedWheeler

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    ^^ That's certainly possible.
     
  14. Speedo66

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    That's great, nice to see a little open mindedness.

    Believe it or not, my NYC public HS had a .22 rifle team, class of '64. No doubt that sport is long gone there.

    I wish your team good luck!
     
  15. troy fairweather

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    I shot in air rifle team when I was in high school, I was living in Alabama at the time. I did very well then life happened, it was great to shoot with the team it was just the thing to get my mind off school when I needed it. It is great your school is doing this, my normal school in New York shut down there rifle team in 2002-2003 so I had no chance to shoot. Only because a divorce I got a chance.
     
  16. Riomouse911

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    I bought my son a Crosman Challenger PCP for his JROTC team. Champions Choice had them for under $600 bucks.

    A bit pricy, but 10-shots through one .177 cal hole at 10 M is the standard.

    Stay safe..
     
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