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1. The skill and practice of shooting a gun.
2. Rifle fire: the sound of distant riflery.
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1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) rifle shots
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the practice or skill of rifle marksmanship
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(ˈraɪ fəl ri)

the practice of shooting at targets with rifles.
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the art or practice of shooting with a rifle, especially at targets as a match of skill.
See also: Weaponry
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The old duplex reticle will completely cover a 1 MOA target, so the newer thin crosshair reticles are well worth any shooter's attention and consideration if precision riflery is on the menu.
Activities include: archery, arts and crafts, swimming, kayaking, fishing, riflery, sailing, canoeing, woodworking, windsurfing, horseback riding, ukulele band, digital photo, drama, medieval archery, advanced archery, paddleboats, hiking, row boating, tetherball, Ping-Pong, dance, nature courses, gaga ball, paddle boarding, adventure challenge and so much more.
I do a fair amount of mountain hunting, and figuring out how to adjust for an uphill or downhill angle is one of the most vexing problems in riflery. Therefore, I prefer carrying a rangefinder with an inclinometer, one that measures the angle off the horizontal and gives you the adjusted range.
The biathlon - which combines cross-country skiing and riflery - evolved out of combat exercises in the late 1600s.
This includes wildlife and farm animal studies, horseback riding, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, along with a variety of sports.
After passing endless rows of saplings (now towering pines), shots rang out from the riflery range, and the throaty call of bullfrogs echoed.
Sanchez is a perfectionist when it comes to building and selecting the hardware and ammunition for long-distance riflery, and I was glad he was Song as another shooter and spotter.
Here we are dealing with shades of Jules Verne's novels, From Earth to the Moon in which riflery is the basis for the first rocket and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
With the character interest in riflery, Smith spends plenty of time discussing the design and construction of long range rifles of this era, with plenty of passages on their character's use and skill with them.
No fundamental change in military riflery doctrine had been made since the latter half of the 19th century, and production materials and techniques were also largely unchanged.
Maudsley won ten gold medals in sports at the university; John Charles Bucknill was an ardent sportsman, proficient in fishing, hunting, sailing, coursing, and riflery; G.
A return to automatic riflery is the evolutionary step in small-unit tactics, Westrom said.