Kentucky's Ethan Settlemires looks down the barrel at an electronic target
Columbus, Ohio - The world of competitive shooting targets has made leaps and bounds in the past few years thanks to advances in technology.
You may have seen some fancy targets and electronic scoreboards in photos of the recent NCAA Rifle Championships or in other rifle ranges around the country. Well, what are these targets and what's so special about them?
While paper targets still reign supreme and are unlikely to be overthrown anytime soon, the adoption of electronic scoring systems is increasing all over the world. As the top rifle event for collegiate shooters in the United States, the NCAA Rifle Championships are one such adopter.