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  • AvatarHenk
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    Might not be the proper forum, but didn’t there used to be an event that combined Alpine or cross-country skiing and target shooting? Was it totally discontinued or just not covered this year? Or perhaps I just missed it?

    AvatarMengo
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    You must have missed it. They had them.

    medicdanomedicdano
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    They had it. It was covered during a weekday afternoon broadcast.

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    Biathlon

    Avatarmhock
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    Watched some of it. It was pretty intense at times as the winds were reaking havoc on their accuracy. That and have their hearts beating out of their chests.
    Strategy…. Do I wait until the wind stops to make the shot or do I risk missing and getting a penalty? It was pretty intense watching a dozen or so shooters just sitting at the ready for the wind to die down and then when it did and one shooter started there was a flurry of shots down range.

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    Yes, it is the biathlon and I was able to watch a couple races. Martin Fourcade from France is just phenomenal in this event. It has to be incredibly difficult to hold a rifle steady while your heart and breathing are racing. I wonder how these guys train for this event.

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    Quote by: TrapCyclone

    Yes, it is the biathlon and I was able to watch a couple races. Martin Fourcade from France is just phenomenal in this event. It has to be incredibly difficult to hold a rifle steady while your heart and breathing are racing. I wonder how these guys train for this event.

    Probably by skiing and shooting a lot :mrgreen:

    llewellinsetterllewellinsetter
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    In case you missed it, they always seem to find a way to through in politics…

    https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/02/22/olympic-biathlete-offers-support-assault-weapon-ban/

    Sarcasm entails a few things: one of them is intellect, another one is a sense of humor, and a third - not taking things too personally.

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    I would like to get my hands on the 22 they are shooting and more specifically the ammo.

    My experience with 22 is the ammo is all really terrible. I haven’t found any that I find to be greatly accurate all the time. I have some that you can get them grouping well and then all of a sudden you get a 7″ flyer.

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    Quote by: llewellinsetter

    In case you missed it, they always seem to find a way to through in politics…

    https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/02/22/olympic-biathlete-offers-support-assault-weapon-ban/

    Sounds like they’d be happier in Germany or Norway to me. See ya.

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    Quote by: TrapCyclone

    Yes, it is the biathlon and I was able to watch a couple races. Martin Fourcade from France is just phenomenal in this event. It has to be incredibly difficult to hold a rifle steady while your heart and breathing are racing. I wonder how these guys train for this event.

    Probably by skiing and shooting a lot :mrgreen:

    Ha! 😀

    What I mean is I wonder if they have training centers with something like a fitness center next to their shooting range. This way they could run on a treadmill or some machine that simulates cross country skiing to get their breathing and heart rate up and then hustle into the range to try to shoot seven shots on target, then back onto the treadmill to run some more, and then back to the range and so on and so forth. I’m sure they incorporate outdoors training with actual skiing, but I would imagine that sometimes it is convenient to do some aspects of your training indoors.

    AvatarTeamAsgrow
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    In the day and age we live in, I am sure there are simulators that they use indoors to simulate skiing and shooting.

    stick500stick500
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    It’s been at every Winter Olympics since 1960 in Squaw Valley and has of course expanded with more events. Prior to 1960 they had some competitions for something similar called Military Patrol that was held at four Winter Olympic Games: 1924, 1928, 1936, and 1948. Medals were awarded for military patrol in 1924, but it was a demonstration event for the other three Games.

    I always wonder if any of the competitors ever take it to the next level and go elk or deer hunting in remote areas on their skis?

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