The Winter Olympics are right around the corner. Some of the best marksmen in the world will gather for Olympic shooting. One of my favorite events is the biathlon. The biathlon is one of the harshest tests a marksman can face. The marksman will be forced to shoot with his/her heart racing from participating in a race. Here is a link to a biathlon site that explains the basics of the biathlon and shows what equipment is used in the olympic games. Virtually all winter events are shot with a 5 shot, 22 lr, bolt action rifle that only has iron sights, no optics are allowed. http://biathlete.org/index.html You will need to set your DVR to see the shooting events. Shooting events are never shown at an hour when you are normally watching TV. If you read the biathlete site you will see that it is easy to set up an informal biathlon in your own backyard. All you need is a .177 caliber pellet rifle. Some steel targets are nice but if you have no steels you can set up paper targets along the trail. If you have access to a wooded area you can just shoot trash you find in the woods. After the trash is properly ventilated it can be cleaned up to keep your neck of the woods pristine.