GUNS in SOCIETY
Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship. Biathlon competitions involve two to four periods of shootings, which are preceded and followed by cross-county skiing distances of 2.5km to 5 km. The shooting position alternates between the prone and standing positions with each shooting period. In individual biathlon competitions, five shots are allowed to hit the targets placed 50 cm from firing line. A penalty lap or penalty time is essential for each missed target, and the lowest cumulative time wins. The top competitors use a sophisticated rifle. One of the most popular Biathlon rifles is the Anschütz model 1827 F Fortner. The unique aspect of it is a straight-pull action with a two-stage trigger frequently adjusted to 550 grams. The race version of the model 1827F weighs just 3.7 kg.