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7 Fun Springtime Ruger 10/22 Shooting Range Games for Youth Shooters

February 28, 2024

Springtime is just around the corner, and it's the perfect season to hit the shooting range with your Ruger 10/22 Rifle! If you have a youth shooter looking to hone their skills while having a blast - here are seven fun and challenging target games tailored just for you:

  1. Bullseye Bonanza: Set up traditional bullseye targets at varying distances, from close-range to mid-range. Each shooter gets a set number of shots to hit the bullseye. Keep score and award points based on accuracy. This game is all about precision and control, perfect for refining your shooting technique.
  2. Classic Tin Can Takedown: Arrange a lineup of empty tin cans on a table or platform. Each shooter takes turns trying to knock down as many cans as possible within a time limit using their Ruger 10/22. This game tests your speed and agility while providing instant gratification as those cans go flying!
  3. Gallery Shootout: Create a gallery-style shooting range with a variety of targets, including spinning targets, knockdown targets, and swinging targets. Set up obstacles or barriers for added challenge. Shooters move through the gallery, engaging each target as quickly and accurately as possible. It's like a miniaturized shooting carnival right at the range!
  4. Rabbit Hunt: Use paper or cardboard cutouts shaped like rabbits and scatter them across the range at different distances. Shooters must "hunt" the rabbits by hitting them with their Ruger 10/22. Assign different point values to rabbits based on their size and distance. This game combines marksmanship with a touch of imagination, making it a favorite among young shooters.
  5. Speedy Shoot Showdown: Set up a variety of  targets at various distances downrange. Each shooter must engage the targets as quickly as possible while maintaining accuracy. Time each round and challenge shooters to beat their own records. This game tests both speed and precision under pressure, simulating competitive shooting matches.
  6. Sniper's Alley: Create a long-range shooting lane with multiple targets positioned at different distances. Each shooter takes turns navigating the "alley" and engaging targets with their Ruger 10/22. Use targets of various sizes and shapes to replicate the challenge of hitting distant targets. This game is perfect for developing long-range shooting skills in a fun and competitive environment.
  7. Obstacle Course Challenge: Design a shooting course with a mix of shooting stations and physical obstacles. Shooters must navigate the course while engaging targets with their Ruger 10/22 from various positions, such as standing, kneeling, and prone. Time each participant and award points for accuracy and speed. This game combines shooting skills with athleticism, providing a dynamic and exciting challenge for youth shooters. Review and reiterate with all participants the importance of safe firearm handling prior to beginning this challenge.  

Remember, safety always comes first when shooting firearms. Ensure proper supervision and adherence to range rules at all times. With these seven springtime Ruger 10/22 shooting range games, youth shooters can sharpen their skills, build confidence, and, most importantly, have a blast outdoors! So grab that Ruger 10/22, head to the range, and let the fun begin!




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