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We ( USA ) have our 1st Gold metal & it's in shooting!!!

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Old 08-06-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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We ( USA ) have our 1st Gold metal & it's in shooting!!!

We already have a gold medalist, and it’s a 19-year-old West Virginia University sophomore, Virginia (Ginny) Thrasher. It was in 10 meter air rifle.

They use .177 caliber pellets & they travel around 600 FPS. ( I researched it this morning)

The highest possible score is 218 & Ginny got a 208 & silver got a 207( 2nd. & 3rd. from China).
The high score per shot in 10.9 & Ginny's last 2 shots were 10.4 & 10.5.

She is very cool under pressure!

She will also compete in the 50 meter womens.

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Old 08-06-2016, 01:30 PM   #2
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Congratulations Ginny....Get ya another one!
Thanks for the update Moakes.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:59 PM   #3
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And she's only been shooting for 5 years. I've been shooting for over 50 years, yet I've won few if any Olympic medals.
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How fitting! The first medal is for shooting!!
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:19 AM   #5
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I've won few if any Olympic medals.
Just how many? Come on, don't be bashful......

Ginny is a winner, with a bright future if she sticks with it. I wonder how she does with cartridge firearms? I read a comment where she's bashing California's ammo laws for making her sport more difficult.
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I'm surprised CA hasn't tried to outlaw .177 caliber pellets.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:47 PM   #7
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I'm surprised CA hasn't tried to outlaw .177 caliber pellets.
Give em time. Sure they can't be made of lead.
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As someone who shoots airguns, offhand, for most of my shooting, I am in awe of what she has done.

We are lucky in this country. Many countries, including Canada, have much tougher airgun regs.
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Airgun owners in Scotland have until New Year's Eve to register their "potentially lethal weapons" or face up to two years in prison.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...itics-35668626

Their basic firearms laws are summarized in Wikipedia:

A firearms certificate is required to purchase firearms, and a separate shotgun certificate is required for shotguns. All handguns, semi-automatic and pump-action non-rim-fire rifles are prohibited.
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