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Prelude To War: 1916 National Matches

Practically everything went into making the 1916 National Matches the biggest shooting event in the history of marksmanship.

A Page From History: The 1991 National Matches

For the first time ever, tournament officials faced the prospect of conducting a national shooting program without federal funding.

Early Thoughts On Moving The National Championships

As early as 1954, references were made regarding moving the National Matches from Camp Perry to other suitable venues, such as Camp Atterbury, or even alternate, future "Ultimate Range" sites in Missouri and Oklahoma.

Excellence in Competition Rifle: Then and Now

Two competitors, one a Baby Boomer, the other from Generation Z, examine the past and contemplate the future of High Power Rifle competition.

Springfield Gallery Practice Rifles, Caliber .22

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

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.

From Iron To Glass: The New Cost Of High Power

The addition of optics to Service Rifle can make the game expensive when switching from irons. Here we examine the cost of entry for competition with a scope.

The Best High Power Rifle Cartridge

What is the single “best” caliber all-around High Power Rifle cartridge? In this article we search for the best all-around High Power Rifle cartridge.

The 1980s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

Throughout the 1980s, the National Smallbore Rifle Championships were dominated by the great Lones Wigger.

Club Rifles: The Way It Used To Be—Still Works

During the Cold War, several European countries manufactured bolt-action “club rifles” based on Mausers for distribution to local gun clubs, where shooters engaged in formal competition out to 600 meters. Of course, this was back when many governments supported competitive shooting.

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