One of the most common questions we get from folks getting into the sport is what do I need for a rifle. Most of us have learned via trial and error what works for us and what we like and don’t like. This page is a collection of stories from various members on how we got to our current rifle and rifle configuration. This is an attempt to save others in the biathlon community from learning by trial and error and instead gaining insight from what others have learned. This should be just one set of data points on your journey to getting outfitted with the right gear for you. As always feel free to ask questions of others at various events.