Our Junior Rifle program participates in the NRA state affiliate association called the Pine Tree State Rifle & Pistol Association. The guy that does all the work is Julian Beale of Augusta, and Capitol City Rifle & Pistol is where he has his teams shoot. There are teams from all over central Maine and there are two different groups, Club and Scholastic.
Several HS schools have teams such as Cony, MCI and others. The teams are matched as well as possible ability wise and shoot against each other in postal matches.
There are about 25-30 teams. Some shoot only prone as they are the beginning shooters, others shoot 3 postition and some 4 position. There are several shoulder to shoulder matches throughout the winter at Capitol City and we have one at Cumberland each year.
Ages of the kids are 10-19 and they use only bolt action single shot target rifles. The rifles use only iron target aperture sights that can be adjusted in clicks and minute of angle. The targets are A-36 Metric shot at 50 feet, ten bulls for record and one spotter bull.
The shoulder to shoulder matches are timed and run with a Range Officer present. All ammo is (Standard) target velocity .22LR. Each spring there are awards given out for winning teams and individual junior shooters.