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rifleclick to hear

Lightweight rifle with a relatively short barrel; biathletes use a .22-caliber rifle that is loaded manually or with a magazine.
rifle shooting slip front sight magazine rear sight

shooting slip click to hear

Strap used to stabilize the rifle when shooting from a prone position.

front sight click to hear

Metal aiming device attached to the front of the barrel.

magazine click to hear

Part containing the cartridges, which are automatically fed into the gun barrel.

rear sight click to hear

Articulated graduated aiming device attached to the back of the barrel; the rear sight is lined up with the front sight when aiming.