The following is a brief description of the Biathlon rifle requirements - This page is under construction (07 July 98)
The rifle must meet the following requirements to be suitable for most races:
In addition, for Winter Biathlon, the rifle should be equipped with a sling
- Must be a .22 calibre bolt action rifle
- It must have iron sights (no optical sights allowed)
- It must have a five round magazine
- The total weight of the rifle must not be less than 3.5 kg.
- The trigger pull must not be less than 500 g.
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