The U.S. Rifle Team heads to the Bisley Shooting Center in Surrey, England, to participate in the 150th firing of the National Fullbore Rifle Matches and the America Trophy Match
Every four years Palma shooters have a chance to join the best of the U.S. through the Palma team selection and training process. The chosen team represents the country in the World Individual Long Range Championships and Palm Team Match—one of the world’s oldest rifle competitions
Great Britain's Malcolm Cooper won gold medals in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in the smallbore three-position event. He is the only competitor ever to win this Olympic event twice, and only the twelfth shooter since 1896 to win two Olympic gold medals. He held or shared five world records at 300 meters.
In 2016, Emmons had the greatest pre-Olympic run prior to any of the other three previous Olympic Games he competed in.
Coming into the 50m Three-Position Rifle event, Matt Emmons talked about competing for the fun and joy he derives from his sport.
Shooter performance has less “wiggle room,” even when equipment is at its peak. Cartridge and bullet selection, mechanical accuracy, ballistic coefficients, velocities and recoil all have their gold to be mined. All are also intricately interrelated, requiring careful consideration by the advanced shooter and handloader.