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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.

The 1990s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

The Wigger Era closes, sort of, during the 1990s. The NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships saw a handover to the next generation to top shooters, but some of the "old-timers" were still earning wins during the decade of grunge, Friends and Seinfeld.

The 1980s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

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

Golden Age, Part 2: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

The wind blew and Lones Wigger won (a lot) throughout the second half of the “Golden Age” of smallbore rifle shooting — the 1970s. The disco decade of saw the iconic Wigger, along with a cast of characters rivaling a Hollywood blockbuster, help usher in the 3-P era, all while setting a slew of smallbore national records at Camp Perry.

Collegiate Rifle: TCU Remains At No. 1, WVU Drops To No. 2

The weekly CRCA rankings has Texas Christian University the top rifle school in the country, followed by West Virginia University.

National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship Centennial

“The adoption by the N.R.A. of a standardized course for practice with the small-bore should throw open a field of sport which will be especially attractive to boys as well as to the more mature riflemen who have learned that practice with the .22 calibre rifle is worthy of the highest skill. Also in States where there is a widespread interest in rifle practice among boys, the establishment of ranges should present no very great difficulties.” —“Arms and the Man,” October 4, 1919

Competitors’ Corner: May 2019

Highlights from the May 2019 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA's competitive shooting journal

TCU Wins 2019 NCAA Rifle Championship

Texas Christian University won both the overall championship and the smallbore championship, buoyed by star shooters Elizabeth Marsh and Kristen Hemphill

Remembering University of Alaska-Fairbanks’ Perfect Ending At 2008 NCAA Rifle Championships

In 2008, for the 10th time in school history, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks rifle team brought home the NCAA National Collegiate Rifle Championship trophy after edging the U.S. Military Academy 4662 to 4652 for the 10-point win

50 Great Competitive Shooters of the 20th Century, Part 1

You’ll never guess who was responsible for making optics fashionable for pistol shooting! Read Part 1 of our 3-part series on the greatest shooters from 1900-2000

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