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Yesterday’s Rifle – The 1924 Olympic Smallbore Rifle

Smallbore rifle shooting was a frequent part of the international and Olympic shooting competitions prior to World War II, and was included in the 1924 Paris Olympics.

A Short History of American Target Development and Evolution

The first competitive shooting target in the United States was little more than a black circle drawn on a blazed tree trunk with a piece of charcoal pulled from a campfire.

The National Trophies

The trophies awarded at the National Rifle and Pistol Championships not only testify to outstanding marksmanship achievement but are also an encapsulation of the history and evolution of American competitive shooting.

Going Distinguished

As far back as 1884, excellence in shooting sports has been recognized with the “crown jewel” of marksmanship awards—the Distinguished designation.

Expert Forum: Score Books

When to use one, and when not to use one.

The Wimbledon Cup

Since 1876, the Wimbledon Cup has been the premier NRA long-range trophy in U.S. high power rifle shooting.

Why is it called Conventional?

While exploring the origin of the term “Conventional Target,” Hap outlines the historical evolution of smallbore shooting, both here in the U.S. and across the pond.

Legends: Dr. Paul E.R. Nordquist, Jr

Shooting Sports USA author, notable Rifleman and Historian Paul Nordquist brightened the day of all he met―he will be missed immensely

Coats Of Many Patches

Remembering a simpler time in competitive shooting―when your travels, affiliations and accomplishments could be summarized in a résumé wearable on your back

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