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NRA Divisional Championships: 1914 National Matches

To avoid conflict with the even-years Army maneuvers schedule, in 1914 National Divisional Matches were held at five sites across the country instead of at Camp Perry. The Sept. 1914 issue of 'Arms and the Man' said in part, "They were an experimental substitute for the great National Matches … As a substitute they have proven a failure."

Excitement Reaches Fever Pitch: 1910 National Matches

In 1910, the National Matches rules specified for rifles to be used as issued by the Ordnance Department without alteration or modification of any kind. An effort was made to form the regulations so that teams could have sufficient latitude to develop their own particular style of marksmanship and at the same time not disfigure the gun.

An Evolving Alliance: 1909 National Matches

This was the year that not only produced higher scores, but also more shooters in attendance at the National Matches. And the 1909 Board Match Report stated in part, "It is possible that had we possessed a National Match from 1850 to 1860 the great Civil War might have been averted."

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.

Antwerp 1920 Olympics: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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

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.

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 (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 (Part 2)

The second installment of our series on the 1908 Olympic Games focuses on the U.S. Shooting Team and the competition itself.

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