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 on to us. From time to time Steve would bring home things that only served to stoke the fires of my curiosity. An empty dark green pasteboard box that once held Director Of Civilian Marksmanship issued Remington Kleenbore, a few expended cartridge cases, or a tattered target were like trash to some, but to me they were the wonders of Aladdin’s cave. The real treasure was the tattered copies of The American Rifleman Magazine that Coach George Gregory would allow members to check out for a few days.
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