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.
This first installment of our two-part series showcases the evolution of Silhouette Rifle from a backwoods sport played by bored Mexican soldiers, to its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, to today and the modern game
Here’s a snapshot of activities during day one at the 2018 NRA National Smallbore Prone Championships. You won’t believe who nearly broke a long-standing national record before the weather turned sour!
U.S. Border Patrol Senior Agent Robert Vadasz won his sixth Bianchi Metallic Championship this year, facing an extremely talented field including Rob Leatham, Army Marksmanship Unit shooters and more
The AMU's Hank Gray won the Metallic Sight Championship with a near perfect score—2399-201X
AMU shooter SFC Adam Sokolowski achieved the first ever perfect 1920 score in Metallic at the 2017 NRA National Action Pistol Championship.
The Army Marksmanship Unit’s Eric Uptagrafft won the championship with a score of 2368-140X.