TFB WINTER GAMES: A Look At The Biathlon Event

With the closing ceremonies only a few days away, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is drawing to a end. Unfortunately, for those who don’t run in specific snow-shooting-sports circles, the Winter Games that come around every four years is our only chance to watch the Biathlon – a cross country skiing event featuring rimfire rifle target shooting on special closed courses.

Part of our coverage of the 2018 Olympic Biathlon is going to center on building a “civilian” version of a biathlon rifle – a straight pull rimfire setup that is functional, practical and fun. We are running a bit behind schedule, so you are going to have to extend your Olympic excitement for a week or two. However, the build has begun and will also be a part of the Mod Minute collaboration with Brownells.

Also, below you will find a brief overview of the sport with rules, equipment

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