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A History of the United States National Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Championship 1919-2013

A History of the United States National Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Championship 1919-2013

by Hap Rocketto Got some spare time this weekend? Here’s nearly 500 pages of A History of the United States National Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Championship 1919-2013. A History of the United States National Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Championship 1919-2013 [UPDATED 10/17/13]

A Short History of the Infantry Trophy Match

A Short History of the National Trophy Infantry Team Match by Hap Rocketto There is no rifle match that will make a high power shooter’s pulse race at Marathon rates as the National Trophy Infantry Team Match. The match is designed to simulate an infantry squad’s mission, which is “to close with the enemy and destroy […]

South Shore Rifle and Pistol League, 1936-1986

South Shore Rifle and Pistol League, 1936-1986

This is a unique document published by the South Shore Rifle and Pistol League…

A Short History of Long Range Shooting in the United States

Long range is, by definition, a relative term…

A Short History of the Dewar International Postal Match

A Short History of the Dewar International Postal Match

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The Art of Shooting

The Art of Shooting by Hap Rocketto The Elusive Art Jackson and Me As a young lad in the early 1950s I became interested in rifle shooting when my brother Steve was a member of the New London High School Rifle Team. Our father had done some shooting in his youth and passed the interest […]

A Short History of the Presidents Hundred

A Short History of the Presidents Hundred

As the sun slants in from three o’clock and glints off of the brass cartridge cases…

Going Distinguished

Going Distinguished

the crown jewel of marksmanship awards…

A Short History of the Distinguished Shooter Program

A Short History of the Distinguished Shooter Program

Hap Rocketto provides a detailed history of the Distinguished Shooter Program…

A Brass Cup, A Pinch Of Powder, and A Lump Of Lead

A Brass Cup, A Pinch Of Powder, and A Lump Of Lead

A Short History of the .22 Rimfire Cartridge in the United States…

All American Smallbore and Air Rifle Shooters and Olympic Gold

All American Smallbore and Air Rifle Shooters and Olympic Gold

The National Rifle Association first distributed “Golden Bullets” to honor All-Americans in the sport of rifle shooting in 1936…

An Introduction to United States Smallbore Rifle Shooting

by Hap Rocketto Smallbore shooting, as we know it in the United States, dates from 1919. It was then that Savage and Winchester introduced specialized 22 caliber target rifles, the Model 19 NRA Match Rifle and the celebrated Model 52 respectively, for the first smallbore competition held at the National Matches. Conducted in late August, at […]

A Short History of Camp Perry and The National Championships

A Short History of Camp Perry and The National Championships

A Short History of Camp Perry and The National Championships By Hap Rocketto Seven men stood looking north over swampy hummocks and cattails at the white capped surface of Lake Erie on a cold rain swept day, early in April of 1906, some forty miles east of Toledo, Ohio near the small town of Port Clinton. […]

A Short History of the the Sling

Hap Rocketto has generously offered to provide some of his writings and articles to pronematch.com. Here is the first. Thanks, Hap! -Dan Holmes ——————————————–  A Short History of the the Sling By Hap Rocketto Editor-in-Chief, pronematch.com (a subsidiary of CPL Digby Hand Schützenverein International)   “Rifle training was serious business, and we worked at it […]