For smallbore after Y2K, the Wigger Era closes again—sort of.
The Wigger Era closes, sort of, during the 1990s. The NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships saw a handover to the next generation to top shooters, but some of the "old-timers" were still earning wins during the decade of grunge, Friends and Seinfeld.
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.
When smallbore rifle became a serious competitive shooting discipline. The third article in a series of seven celebrating the history of the National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship
Part 2 of our series on the history of .22 LR competition in the U.S. and overseas. This installment focuses on the gilded age of competitive rifle shooting.
A precision rifle expert, Carl Bernosky is one of the greatest competitive shooters of all time. Not only is he great with a rifle, but he's no slouch with a pistol either—ranking high on the Bianchi Cup leaderboard for many years and also competing at the NRA World Shooting Championship