by Dave Campbell -
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Team NRA captain John Bailey hammers the steel plates with a Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22.
Team NRA got together just before the rifle matches. From left, Darren LaSorte, Randy Clark, Kyle Crew and team captain John Bailey.
Another side match was shooting a genuine Sharps 1874 rifle, chambered in .45-70. This rifle, made by Christian Sharps in 1877, fired more than 400 full-house, blackpowder loads during the two-day event without a hitch.
Using flu-flu arrows, contestants had five tries to hit an aerial target.
One of the 17 side matches was this tomahawk throwing contest sponsored by Benchmade Knives.
Many contestants found the sporting clays leg of the match quite challenging.
Former NRA editor Tes Salb fired the first shots at the Shooting Industry Masters tournament with a rimfire semi-auto.
Contestants were required to shoot a compressed version of a cowboy action match featuring two revolvers, a lever-action rifle and a double-barreled shotgun.
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