Prelude To War: 1916 National Matches
Practically everything went into making the 1916 National Matches the biggest shooting event in the history of marksmanship.
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."
The 1910 Debut Of The Cavalry Cup
The Cavalry Cup debuted 110 years ago at the National Matches.
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
The Winchester Model 52
The Winchester Repeating Arms Model 52 was a bolt-action .22 cal. target rifle that shooters in the USA fell in love with, especially for competitive shooting
A Page From History: The Savage Model 1919
In the U.S., smallbore rifle as a sport really gained steam after the Great War, when companies such as Savage introduced smallbore bolt-action match grade rifles like the Model 1919 NRA