Rifles for MN Biathlon

Hi Everyone,
Hope the late spring has been fun for you all!! I believe they are still skiing at Mt Itasca! The past few days of sunshine and 60’s do feel good, however!

Minnesota Biathlon has been working with youth athletes for many years. As most of you are aware, our program consists of local training, statewide camps, nationwide camps and competitions at all levels, statewide, regional, national and international. We put 5 of our biathletes onto the US Youth and Junior Worlds Team for the World Championships in Estonia this past year out of 15 from across the country! Currently we have programs with rifle ranges in Alexandria, Duluth, Elk River, Mt Itasca in Coleraine and here in Nisswa. Our first camp of this training year is coming up in the middle of May at Mt Itasca.

A few years back MN Biathlon was actively acquiring used biathlon rifles for use by the junior level athletes aged from 14 to 21. These are leased out annually at a nominal cost and the proceeds are used to maintain and upgrade the rifles. The acquisition program has not been productive in the past few years, and with our current growth, we need more rifles. We are limited now in how many younger athletes we can invite to camps or training due to the number of rifles available.

Basically we are looking for Anschutz Bolt actions or Fortner actions or the Russian Izmach rifles. Most of our current need is for right handed versions, but we also could use one more left handed Fortner.

If anyone has a rifle that is not being used, and would like to donate it to the organization, it could be considered as a tax writeoff on your taxes as we are a 501c3 Nonprofit corporation. If you wish to sell the rifle, we can consider a couple of possibilities: a] find a buyer for you from amongst our active members or b] consider a direct purchase at a reasonable price with consideration for the state of our finances.

In any case, if you have a biathlon rifle you are no longer in need of, please contact me, Bill Meyer, wmeyer@nisswa.net with a description of the firearm and your thoughts on passing it on.

Thanks,
Bill Meyer, Coach

Izhmash stock for sale

Newer Izhmash stock with custom features includes:
– Stock with anti-slip grip
– Hand stop
– Adjustable cheek plate
– Block for standing shooting
– Anschutz harness
– Adjustable butt plate
– Larsen spares holder
– Barnett rifle bag with clear window and foldable snow/rain cover

Mint condition. Price $400 + shipping
Vancouver/Whistler, BC or US shipping
For any questions, please contact Anna at parkhomenka@hotmail.com
+1 604 446 8713

Thanks!

Kind regards,
Anna Parkhomenka

For Sale: Anschutz Sprint Fortier w/V2 stock

For Sale: Anschutz Sprint Fortier w/V2 stock. Purchased from Marc Sheppard at Altius and NEVER shot. I bought the rifle for my wife and she never used it as biathlon is not exactly a popular sport in Houston, TX! The rifle has not even been dry fired, other than at the factory.

Includes:
(a) Rifle, 5 magazines, front sight, spare firing pin (S/N: 3123824)
(b) Anschutz 6827 rear sight
(c) Altius prone sling
(d) Altius handstop
(e) Core Sport prone cuff
(f) Altius biathlon harness
(g) Altius aperture extension for anschutz
(h) Altius double blinder
(i) Altius/Core sport rifle cover
(j) Match 54 rod guide
(k) mc25 cleaner, mc25 oil, tw25b grease
(l) two .22 bronze brushes
(m) Lapua midas+ 40gr, std velocity, 50 ends/box, 10 boxes

Original box.  Identical package from Altius runs approx. $4460. Asking $3950 plus shipping to your FFL.  Questions: 16pawshouston@gmail.com

Annual Membership

Attached is the membership form for MNBiathlon for the 2015/2016 year. This membership is due in the spring of each year. The USBA National Membership comes due in Oct. If you are going to participate in biathlon this season in MN you should be a member. To participate in any MNBiathlon races you need to be a member. Donations are always appreciated!!

The fees are used to support athletes, maintain the ranges, and this year in particular, to repair and upgrade our club rifles.

Please take care of this today, and mail it to me at the address below. Checks should be made to MN Biathlon.

1516 MNBia Membership Registration Form