Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
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The Nebraska Rifle Range features movable target carriers, allowing targets to be placed at any distance up to 50 feet.

Nebraska Rifle Range

The Nebraska Rifle Range is one of the finest training facilities in the nation. Located in the lower level of the Military and Naval Sciences building, it features 10 firing points as well as shooting stalls and electronic targets.

In April 2006, Nebraska became just the second university in the nation to add electronic targets to its rifle facilities. First seen only in international and Olympic competition, the electronic targets were added to the U.S. Air Force Academy’s facilities before the Huskers adopted the new technology.

Electronic targeting enables shooters to aim at only one target instead of 10 different targets. The machine contains a roll of black paper, which refills the open target with a clean piece of paper after every shot. Four microphones in the electronic targets sense the precision of the shot, transmitting the information to an online computer monitor.

The Husker rifle team also utilizes some of the finest all-sport facilities in the nation at Nebraska, including the Nebraska Athletic Performance Center, an advanced Athletic Medicine Center, the Lewis Training Table, the Dick and Peg Herman Family Student Life Complex, a dedicated Life Skills area and the Papik Computer lab.

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