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To Be On The Range With Friends

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, one shooter overcame unique challenges in pursuit of becoming Distinguished

The 1990s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

The Wigger Era closes, sort of, during the 1990s. The NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships saw a handover to the next generation to top shooters, but some of the "old-timers" were still earning wins during the decade of grunge, Friends and Seinfeld.

A Page From History: The 1998 Camp Perry Tornado

In 1998, Camp Perry suffered catastrophic structural damage after an F2 tornado swept through the Ohio National Guard facility.

Looking Back At Camp Perry's Mess Hall

The Camp Perry mess hall provided chow for several generations of National Matches competitors, as well as military personnel stationed at the facility. Sadly, this iconic building was destroyed by a tornado in 1998, never to be replaced.

Springfield Gallery Practice Rifles, Caliber .22

These rifles were popular at the National Matches until after WWII.

The Legend Of George R. "Dad" Farr

In 1921 at Camp Perry, one of the greatest feats in shooting history was observed when George Farr reached the firing line.

Meals For Shooters: A Cool Solution in 1968

For 1968 and beyond at the National Matches, the NRA had to make do with only ovens to feed the masses, leading to the heavy use of frozen foods.

History Of U.S. Participation In The International Railwaymen’s Match

The railroads played an important part in the conduct of the National Matches.

2,000 Men Under Canvas: 1908 National Matches

The employment of the newly introduced Model 1903 Springfield at the 1908 National Matches made them especially interesting.

Excitement Reaches Fever Pitch: 1910 National Matches

In 1910, the National Matches rules specified for rifles to be used as issued by the Ordnance Department without alteration or modification of any kind. An effort was made to form the regulations so that teams could have sufficient latitude to develop their own particular style of marksmanship and at the same time not disfigure the gun.

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