Category Archives: Shooting Histories

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]

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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 … Continue reading

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South Shore Rifle and Pistol League, 1936-1986

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

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A Short History of Long Range Shooting in the United States

Long range is, by definition, a relative term… Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Short History of the Presidents Hundred

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

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Going Distinguished

the crown jewel of marksmanship awards… Continue reading

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A Short History of the Distinguished Shooter Program

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

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

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

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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… Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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