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Competitors' Update - July

What's new with Black Powder Target Rifle, F-Class, High Power Rifle, Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette. News from Sig Sauer and Rio Ammunition.

2015 NRA National Pistol Championship Results

SFC Keith Sanderson of the U.S. Army Reserve is this year’s NRA National Pistol Champion, with a score of 2655-122X. The two-time U.S. Olympic team member won by 14 points in a classic muddy Camp Perry match for the record books. SFC Sanderson is no stranger to the winners podium, racking up the wins with the USMC for eight years, before joining the Army Reserve. Not only did SFC Sanderson literally write the book on pistol marksmanship fundamentals, he won an unprecedented three medals (gold, silver, and bronze) at three World Cups in 2009.

2015 NRA High Power Rifle Championship Results

SFC Brandon Green of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) has won the 2015 NRA National High Power Rifle Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio, beating three-time champion Norman Houle 2387-140X to 2380-126X.

Women of the AMU

Whereas many might think of the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) in terms of the world’s toughest men, it also trains steely-eyed women champions.

Talladega’s New Shooting Mecca

It’s well worth the voyage to visit this new marksmanship park

All About Primers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

The effects of different primers on ammunition accuracy is a topic that interests many, but which relatively few can easily test with precision. Most competitive shooters are limited in their access to a 1000-yard range and a quality accuracy-testing facility. Thus, experimentation with primers is often done at shorter ranges, relying heavily on chronograph results to help select primer brands or lots by velocity uniformity and accuracy testing.

Enter the Action Shooting Arena

Easy to do—and can be a valuable learning experience

Handloading: Necking Up vs. Down and Concentricity

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit discusses necking cartridge cases up and down, the differences in cartridge concentricity (runout) that occur based on one’s method and some “fixes” that can reduce runout as we load.

Getting Started in NRA Action Pistol

Are you interested in getting involved in Action Shooting? The NRA offers a free downloadable guide that will help give you a better understanding of NRA Action Pistol, as well as the Bianchi Cup National Action Pistol Championship.

Getting Started in Handloading with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

There is one critical item that often gets overlooked as folks talk about interesting topics such as reloading die brands and types, scale types and brands. And, what might that item be?

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