Questions about the series of sports involving shooting in which guns, such as firearms and airguns, are used.

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How does a paintball marker / ball / shot curve? e.g. what is its line of flight?

I was wondering how a paintball ball is flying For example, does it fly straight, then up, then down?
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How do the penalties work in biathlon?

I watched the Sochi 2014 Biathlon Men's Sprint today. In the Sprint race, the racers start separately, at 30 second intervals, and the racers stop twice along the cross-country ski course to shoot at ...
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Sight adjustments on the Gamo Compact air pistol

I shoot 10 meter air pistol with the Gamo Compact. When adjusting the sights, how much does one click left/right and up/down, respectively, correspond to on the target?
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How to transport airsoft gun(s) internationally?

With the increased security on international (and internal) flights in the last few decades, what is the best way to transport airsoft rifles and pistols between countries? There are several large ...
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What bare minimum kit do I need to become an airsoft skirmisher?

If I wanted to get into airsoft as a player new to the sport, what would be the bare minimum kit I'd need to purchase before going to a game as a walk-on player that would ensure my weapon and I are ...
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If I want to use 0.3g BBs in my AEG, do I need to upgrade my gearbox?

As I understand it, upgrades to the gearbox usually give no real benefit to the range or accuracy, but might be required if there's too much strain on the lower-end stock gearbox (e.g. because of ...
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What are side shields on ballistic eyewear seen in recent Olympics shooting?

Please, notice the side shields at this goggles (image taken from Olympics video which can be found here, shown @ 2:48). There were multiple such things shown during that contest and they ...
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How can you beat the world record in shooting?

I'm not expert in the sport of shooting, but if the world record is calculated by the amount of points, how can you beat a perfect score? You can see the records on the official site for the London ...