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Return To Competition: 1918 National Matches

The return of the National Matches in 1918 also marked the debut of the Small Arms Firing School, which still exists to this day.

The Early History Of Sight Micrometers

You could probably put a sight micrometer in the middle of a table at a modern gun show and not one person out of a dozen would know what it is.

NRA Introduces New Contests And Trophies: 1911 National Matches

After 1910, Camp Perry was taking shape as a premier shooting facility, but in 1911 its future as the National Match site faced a daunting new challenge. Nevertheless, the NRA added to the tournament program.

History Of U.S. Participation In The RWS Challenge Trophy Match (Part 2)

Part 2 of our look back at U.S. participation in the Rheinsche-Westfalischen-Sprengstoff Challenge Trophy Match.

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.

Competitive Shooting Legends: Kellogg Kennon Venable Casey

K.K.V. Casey was, arguably, the finest long-range shooter in the history of competitive shooting. He was also an early proponent of handloaded ammunition for matches.

First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

In 1907, the immense machinery of the National Matches was moved to the mammoth new range at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Competitive Shooting Legends: Brig. Gen. Ammon B. Critchfield

Brig. Gen. Critchfield advocated for Camp Perry as a new home for the National Matches.

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance. The search for a new venue wouldn't take very long, however.

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 the 1908 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Part 1 in our series on the London 1908 Olympic Games.

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