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Shooting Sports

The Barrels – East

The Barrels at the Summit Bechtel Reserve has the most varied rifle and pistol events in Scouting. Shooting over a gorge with .223 rifles and four range bays of reactive steel targets with a semi-automatic pistol. Shooting sports at the Jamboree will include shotguns, rifles, and pistols. If marksmanship is in your sights, head for The Barrels.

  • Rifle: .22 rifle 50 ft. (15 m) marksmanship range. Graduate to .223 caliber bolt action rifles with scope with steel targets at 80-100 yards (73-91 m). Move on to .308 caliber bolt action rifles with scope out to 120 yards (18 m) at steel targets.
  • Static Pistol: Learn the basics or improve your skills target shooting using .22 caliber semi-automatic pistols.
  • Steel Plate Range: Move to the next level of pistol shooting, with .22 or 9 mm pistols. Test your skills and accuracy shooting more than a paper target. Enjoy plinking at the dueling tree or knock down steel plates! Graduate to the Jack Links Range to test your pistol skills competing against other participants.

TIME TO COMPLETE: 30 minutes
LOCATION: The Barrels (37.906486, -81.137178)


The Barrels – West

The best sporting clay course in the country? That’s right. Right here at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Sixty acres (24 ha) is plenty of room for increased safety and well over 50 stations. Shooting sports at the Jamboree will include shotguns, rifles, and even pistols. If marksmanship is in your sights, head for The Barrels.

  • Shotgun: Start with trap decks, 12 gauge with single straight-away clay targets. Move up to five stand with multiple clay targets. Go to sporting clays, multi-station on a wooded trail with each station presenting a different challenge with multiple clay targets.
  • Powder ball: Using aerial targets, and a paint ball gun with powder balls.
  • Chalkball: Adjacent to powder ball, shooting at steel reactive targets.

TIME TO COMPLETE: 30 minutes
LOCATION: The Barrels (37.906637, -81.146218)


The Bows

You’ve never seen archery quite like this! The Jamboree will feature several different archery ranges at The Bows, including a 10-yard (9 m) instructional range, a range with 3-D animal targets in the woods, a long distance range, a sporting arrows range where you try to hit targets flying through the air, and a crossbow range.

  • Static Range: Learn how to shoot or work on improving your form under the watchful eyes of our expert coaches.
  • Long-Distance Range: Feel what it’s like to shoot like they do in the Olympics.
  • 3D Range: Shoot at 36 different shooting stations in the woods at foam wolves, deer, bear, turkeys, and other wild animals.
  • Sporting Arrows Range: Test your reflexes by shooting flu-flu arrows at foam disks on the fly in the air.
  • Crossbow Range: A new, exciting activity that has been piloted at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for two years. Shoot 20-inch arrows from a crossbow at an archery target.

TIME TO COMPLETE: 30 minutes
LOCATION: The Bows (37.911665, -81.15437)


Joe Crafton Sportsman’s Complex

Learn about conservation though hunting efforts and experience LaserShot – our indoor shooting facility.

TIME TO COMPLETE: 45 minutes
LOCATION: Joe Crafton Sportsman’s Complex (37.915499, -81.12067)

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