Smallbore rifle shooting was a frequent part of the international and Olympic shooting competitions prior to World War II, and was included in the 1924 Paris Olympics.
Ginny Thrasher won this year’s NRA Smallbore Metric 3-P Championship, dominating the competition with a score of 2305-81X, a full 35 points higher than 2nd place.
We asked four collegiate coaches for their views on the following hypothetical question: “I have practiced dry-firing and sight-picture drills to train my eye and trigger finger for a controlled, well-timed shot. Our local club coach tells me my position is correct (head erect with a well-supported position, etc.). Are there any exercises or weight training that will help reduce my ‘wobble area’ and stabilize my hold, or should I just concentrate on my sight picture and accept a certain amount of movement?”
Starting on July 10, 2016 and ending July 18, 2016, the Championships, including the International Postal Team matches, will be fired over ten days of competition to reduce costs for the competitors. The Metric and Conventional Championships will be combined into a 3-Position Championship. Metric Prone was taken out of the program and the 50 Yard Match was added to the Conventional Prone Championship (6400). This action was in response to the numerous prone competitors’ requests. A winner will be selected from the 3-Position Championship (Metric and Conventional) and the Conventional Prone Champion as our National Smallbore Rifle Champion.
There will be a delay in the change in the classification system for Silhouette competition. This is due to a delay in the upgrading of the NRA web site that was to coincide with this change to make it all flow together seamlessly. It will likely be 2017 before such changes move forward.