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Swiss Target Shooting Culture and used 300 meter rifles? 
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Post Swiss Target Shooting Culture and used 300 meter rifles?
Switzerland has a population of 8.4 million and an estimated 2.3 million guns, but that figure is only for guns acquired since 2008.
On the outskirts every town and village there is at least one 300 meter rifle range. Some mountain ranges have firing lines built on raised platforms with the targets placed 300 meters away at the foot of the hill. While not a member of the european union the EU still demanded that Switzerland adopt EU firearm regulations after the Paris attacks, that had nothing to do with legal firearms. Because the Swiss are in the passport-free Schengen area and so must adhere to EU rules - they voted this year to adopt a watery version of what the EU demanded. The Swiss sports shooting federation expect nothing will change and are determined to keep shooting the Strumgewehr 57 and Stgw 90 assault rifle, that 80% of target shooters use for 300 meter matches.
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The target shooting federation gives the figure of 130,000 shooters. For its part, the target shooting federation recommends not giving an assault rifle to someone under 15. When it comes to training children how to shoot, this is done under the auspices of Youth + Sport external link, an organisation that depends on the federal sports ministry. Children are admitted from the age of five – but not to shoot with an assault rifle. This young, they train with pistols, air rifles, crossbows or bows.
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/gun-fun_sw ... t/44018466


When a generation of Swiss target shooters become too old, some sell their premium sportwaffen 300m Match and Service Rifles and are then exported across the EU, and the United States, with tons of RUAG 7,5x55 Swiss GP 11.

U.S. - Edelweiss Arms - A Division of KRISS USA Inc. formally linked to the KRISS group Switzerland.
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Post Re: Swiss Target Shooting Culture and used 300 meter rifles?
On the outskirts every town and village there is at least one 300 meter rifle range.

Why would Switzerland need so many rifle ranges


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Post Re: Swiss Target Shooting Culture and used 300 meter rifles?
Rayfn wrote:
On the outskirts every town and village there is at least one 300 meter rifle range.

Why would Switzerland need so many rifle ranges


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Switzerland has never had a standing army, but relies on a militia system in times of crisis. As such, every healthy male at age 18 gets the letter requiring their attendance at the local recruit school and they are inducted into either the Army or the Air Force - the Swiss do NOT have a navy as we understand it but DO have a water-borne paramilitary force that patrols the lakes of the country that are shared with other countries - France, Germany and Austria.

Every male Swiss citizen serves on a regular basis for part of the year and does so until he is 42, then he is relegated to the first reserves until age 60. Until that time he is required to practice his basic shooting skills by shooting at every opportunity on the local 300m range. The annual camp also ensures that his other skills are kept current - See Youtube - Swiss Army. they have some GREAT kit!!! He is also required to shoot his annual qualification shoot, known as the 'obligataire', or suffer six weeks of rigorous retraining in the local recruit depot. Any male ex-pat Swiss citizen, like the many we have in North America, are also required to shoot the 'obligataire' and provide the Swiss embassy with evidence of having done so. How they do it is up to them, but remember that both the US and Canada have thriving Swiss gun clubs, set up originally for exactly that purpose. Suitable targets are available from your friendly local Swiss embassy, but it must be shot with a 5.56x45 calibre rifle under the correct conditions of fire.

After age 60, he may be classed as fully retired, unless there is a dire national emergency, in which case, every male citizen who can hold a gun and shoot it will be called up.

In any case, the Swiss, as a nation, have long history of shooting competitively, and having your very own range helps no end.

I suggest that you do some reading on Wiki, the article there, with the odd bit from me in it, will tell you all you need to know.


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Post Re: Swiss Target Shooting Culture and used 300 meter rifles?
Swiss Guns and Beer :mrgreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgYJ5V2HYy4
Do you know any other country where a member of the government can talk to people who are armed with rifles and ammunition and dosen't need any protection?


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Post Re: Swiss Target Shooting Culture and used 300 meter rifles?
There are also annual field-shooting commemorative events of over 1000 competitors with old and modern Swiss service rifles and pistols for marking the occasion of ancient historical battles, when the small country repelled its powerful neighboring nations.

The Battle of Morgarten occurred on 15th, November, 1315
Morgarten schiessen / shoot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nO5VUiRu_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byK3-iJIF2M

Murtens Schiessen / shoot
Battle of Murten was a battle in the Burgundian Wars 1474–77
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUev2ZCmqQ4


List of battles of the Old Swiss Confederacy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_b ... onfederacy

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Post Re: Swiss Target Shooting Culture and used 300 meter rifles?
130,184 PARTICIPANTS IN THE SWISS FEDERAL FIELD SHOOTING 2019
Federal field shooting 2019.
Federal field shooting has never been more successful since 2014. From May 24th to 26th, 130,184 people across Switzerland shot the field shooting program at a shooting range. That is 2682 participants (2.1 percent) more than in the previous year. The shooters have thus impressively demonstrated that shooting sports live in Switzerland and that the vote of May 19, which was to the disadvantage of the shooters, cannot change anything.


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