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Marksmanship

    (conditions - rifle: any .22 caliber rimfire; sights: any, not containing glass; targets: fifty-foot target, 2 to 10 count; range: fifty feet from firing point to target)

  1. Accomplish the following:
    1. Make a minimum of 30 points in the offhand position (standing) out of the possible 50 points, in five (5) shots, on each of four targets, at a distance of fifty feet from firing point to target.
    2. Make a minimum of 40 points in the prone position out of the possible 50 points, in five shots, on each of six targets, at a distance of fifty feet from firing position to target.
    3. All shooting must be witnessed, and targets signed by a range officer whose appoint as a Merit Badge Counselor has been approved by the local Council or the National Office.

  2. Do the following:
    1. Pledge your word that you will live up to the Three Fundamental Rules in Safe Gun Handling.
    2. Explain your understanding of the meaning of the Seven Rules in Using or Storing a Gun.

  3. Demonstrate with a rifle the following:
    1. The proper way to clean it after using
    2. What rifling is, and explain its function
    3. In what direction the rear sight should be moved to move the striking point of the bullet from right to left, and from below the target upward to the target (sights need not be actually moved for this demonstration).
    4. Explain the proper method of removing rust and leading from the bore of a rifle.

 

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