Re: merit badge substitutions
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 18:25:31 -0500
On Nov 03, 1995 10:20:40, '"Paul H. Brown" <phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG>' wrote:
>I'm of the opinion that substituting a .223 rifle for .22 in BSA programs
>not an allowable substitution. There are safety reasons why .22 rimfire
>(and single shot, at that) are specified for BSA shooting programs. If
>OK, why not .308? A 20 round magazine should make the qualification
>than single shot.
In fact, the Guide to Safe Scouting provides, as policy:
"Boy Scouts are permitted to fire .22 caliber bolt-action, single-shot
rifles, air rifles, shotguns, and muzzle-loading long guns . . ."
Any other type of firearms use by Boy Scouts would appear to be outside the
policy of the BSA.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City