Target air rifle shooting

“Target Air Rifle Shooting: The Basics”

What is Target Air Rifle Shooting?

Target air rifle shooting is a precision sport that requires shooting at paper or metal targets with an air rifle. It is a challenging activity that tests a shooter’s accuracy, focus, and mental discipline. Air rifles used in target shooting are designed to be highly accurate and have a very low recoil, making them easy to shoot. Air rifle shooting has a rich history and is widespread throughout the UK, with many competitions and organisations dedicated to promoting and advancing the sport. Target air rifle shooting is an excellent way to improve concentration, discipline, and overall marksmanship skills.

How to get started

Two people air rifle shooting

The Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park offers an excellent opportunity for beginners to learn the basics of air rifle shooting in a safe and controlled environment. Our shooting range is 25m long, and the building can allow up to 24 participants to practice and perfect their shooting skills. With the help of our BASC (British Association for Shooting and Conservation) qualified instructor, participants will learn how to handle an air rifle properly and improve their accuracy. At the end of the event, a friendly competition will be held to put these newfound skills to the test. 

The Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park is located in 
Escrick Park Estate, 
Phone 01757 289322

The benefits of air rifle target shooting

Target air rifle shooting is not only an exciting and enjoyable outdoor activity, but it also offers a range of benefits to individuals. From a mental perspective, air rifle shooting can help improve focus and concentration and promote relaxation and stress relief. It requires much mental focus and discipline, which can help develop patience and resilience. On the physical front, air rifle shooting can help build upper body strength and hand-eye coordination and improve balance and posture. It can also be a great cardiovascular exercise if performed over time. Finally, from a social perspective, air rifle shooting can help build teamwork and communication skills and provide an opportunity to meet new people with shared interests. It can be a great way to bond with friends or family while engaging in a fun and challenging activity. Overall, target air rifle shooting offers a range of benefits for individuals across mental, physical, and social domains.

Air Rifle Shooting is a great way to get out into the countryside and have fun with friends or colleagues. The minimum age for participation is 12 years.

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