Competitors’ Corner: January 2018
Highlights from the January 2018 digital edition of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting journal
What Everybody Ought To Know About Silhouette Scopes
Not only was Lones Wigger the best Olympic rifle shooting medalist of all time, he was also quite the accomplished silhouette competitor. Here's his thoughts regarding scopes the 1984 and 1985 championship clinics
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
Elizabeth Gratz Wins 2018 Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy
At the conclusion of the National Smallbore Rifle Championships Elizabeth Gratz was the highest scoring shooter―and thus the 2018 Lones Wigger Iron Man trophy winner. Plus Metric Sling and F-Class results!
Effects Of Wind And Weather
Don’t quit when the wind is blowing. You have a major advantage if you try hard, because chances are half of you firing line has already given up!
Rifle Methods, Mindset & Magic
Olympic medalists and National Championship winners share their competitive rifle secrets in this classic Shooting Sports USA article
Post-War Reorganization and Innovation: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History
Part 4 in our 7-part series celebrating the Smallbore National Championship Centenary
How Often Should You Clean Your Smallbore Rifle?
When any gun barrel fouls and starts to lead, it will lose accuracy. So when exactly should you clean your .22 LR barrel?
Golden Age, Part 1: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History
We cover the first decade of the “Golden Age” of smallbore shooting— the 1960s — in this article, the latest in our series celebrating the Smallbore National Championship Centenary.
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.