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Antwerp 1920 Olympics: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Part 1 of our deep dive of the U.S. shooting team at the Antwerp 1920...

Stockholm 1912 Olympics: The Games Become An Event (Part 3)

Part 3 of our deep dive into shooting events at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympic...

First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

In 1907, the immense machinery of the National Matches was moved to the mammoth new...

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance....

London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games (Part 3)

Part 3 of our deep dive on shooting events at the 1908 London Olympic Games.

London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games

The United States Cartridge Company led the way for ammunition makers to contribute funds for...

Paris 1900 Olympics: And It Was A Mistake

The second Olympic Games went to Paris and, by all accounts, they were a mess.

The Origin Of The Olympic Games

The first Olympic Games were held Ancient Greece in 776 B.C., on the west side...

Early Thoughts On Moving The National Championships

As early as 1954, references were made regarding moving the National Matches from Camp Perry...

Looking Back At The 2003 NRA National Black Powder Target Rifle Creedmoor Match

Turning it on at 1,000 yards with a Black Powder Target Rifle at the NRA...

Looking Back At The 2008 National High Power Rifle Long-Range Championships

If there was a feeling of déjà vu at the awards presentations during the 2008...

Looking Back At The 2008 National High Power Rifle Championships

In 2008, Carl Bernosky returned to the NRA National High Power Rifle Championships at Camp...

Col. Townsend Whelen: America's Top 20th Century Shooter (Arguably)

Col. Townsend Whelen was perhaps the single most influential figure in U.S. 20th century competitive...

Looking Back At The Inaugural NRA National Metric Championship

From the vault: Coverage of the first NRA Smallbore Metric Nationals in July 2010.

Q&A: 7.62x51mm in a .308 Win. Lever-Action

Do you have extraction problems when using 7.62x51mm ammo in a .308 Win. lever-action rifle?...

Meals For Shooters: A Cool Solution in 1968

For 1968 and beyond at the National Matches, the NRA had to make do with...

The Winchester 1876 Centennial Rifle

The first big-bore, big game lever-action started as nothing more than a stopgap measure.

All About Emmet "Doc" Swanson

Former NRA President and competitive shooter Doc Swanson (a dentist by training) was liked and...

A Page From History: The 1970 National Matches

From Jul. 29 to Aug. 24, 1970, the National Matches finally secured federal funding again,...

NRA: Early Foundation And Development 1871-1907

What started as a tiny organization transformed into a truly national Association.
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