Olympic biathlon gun/caliber

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  1. the_machine

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    what kind of gun/caliber are they using at the Olympic biathlon event? The distance they said about 164 ft. Don't know how large the target is.
     
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    Looked like a .22LR to me.
     
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    Email Lanny Basham. I'm sure he still is involved with the Olympic shooters to some degree.
     
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    I think it has to be .22LR as many countries in Europe and elsewhere make it difficult if not impossible to own anything else.
     
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    Those hard backpack slings seem like they would interfer with the shooting part.
     
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    not much different than the Military app and they make the X-Country part much easier
     
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    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    I think they should use 30-06 and shoot at twice the distance. Perhaps someone could figure out a system for the targets to shoot back. Paint balls of course. Then the event could be called the DIE-athalon. I would watch.
     
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    http://www.biathlon.net/intro.html

    Who woulda thought That?
     
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    The big thing to me is how they can shoot well with pulse hammering after all that very strenuous aerobic exercise. Don
     
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    I know. I was watching the woman's event the other day and a Russian had a big lead but blew-it b/c it took her 14 seconds to get her first shot off on the last shooting stage (standing position) trying to stabalize her breathing...then a German skied up and knocked out all of her targets in no time finishing shooting before the Russian. They were all breathing heavy for sure afterwords!
     
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    I think the key is to not go all out and waste yourself so you miss targets. It seems to be a real fine line. There should be an American version where to qualify, you have to be 50#s overweight minimum and not workout. You run between fast-food joints where you are timed downing a Mega Meal at each spot. You have to shoot a 380 pocket gun at pop up targets of zombies placed strategically between the restaurants.