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Sighting in and taking a shot

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 8th, 2013

Students who participated in the American Legion classes last summer. COURTESY PHOTO


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FORT BRIDGER – Fort Bridger American Legion Post 36 is slated to teach Olympic-style shooting starting Oct. 10, at 5 p.m.

The sessions will be held at the American Legion Hall in Fort Bridger. The American Legion has all of the equipment for the students. The classes are designed for 8 to 18 year olds. At this time, there is no cost for the classes.

According to American Legion member Lester Zoellner, a man who competitively shot both in the Army and as a civilian, his aim is to develop dead eyes for competition.

Zoellner has lived in Lyman for several years. He has a box of medals he has won in competition and has taught shooters for competition for years.

“For every shot in a tournament,” Zoellner said, “shooters fire 100 shots in practice…My goal is to try to get a four man team and one alternate to go to Colorado Springs to compete in the spring at the American Legion shoot out.”

Classes will be held every other Thursday. In Olympic style shooting, shooters master three positions – standing, prone and kneeling. The hardest to perfect is standing, Zoellner said. Safety is stressed. The Legion has a new backdrop that will be used in the classes.

“I let them

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