Air Guns at the National Countrysports Fair
Air Rifle Shooting At the Festival
shooting is the one of the most popular shooting
activities in Northern Ireland with many of the top Irish
competitive shooters having 'cut their teeth' on an
airgun in their youth.
Air rifle shooting will
be one of our "have-a-go" events at the Northern Ireland
Countryside Festival where every member of the family
can have a go at target shooting.
We will have
two different types of air rifle shooting for you to
Paper and metal
silhouette targets will be used for the indoor range
which is organised and run by the Strangford Lough
Wildfowl & Conservation Association. The shooting
distance is not great, on average just twenty-five
metres so it really is a great family event with family
members being able to compete against each other.
For the more adventurous out there the Down Field
Target Club will run the 25 metre outdoor air rifle
range where the targets this time are metal ones that
fall down when shot. All air rifles will be provided for
those wanting to shoot and the events are strictly
controlled by the range officers who will act as
instructors. It's a very safe and fun event and
all can compete in what has become a very popular and
fast growing activity in Northern Ireland!