In summer 2017, Camp Atterbury, Ind., will become home to NRA’s High Power Rifle Championships. The 35,000-acre facility, an Indiana National Guard training base built just before the start of World War II, will provide for future growth and development of NRA events. Director of NRA Competitive Shooting Dennis Willing revealed, “The NRA High Power Rifle Committee met and determined it would be beneficial to all competitors if we moved the championship from Camp Perry to another site. After much discussion, the range at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, was selected as the new home of the NRA National High Power Rifle Championships.” Check with ssusa.org for the latest NRA National Matches updates.
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Sonoran Desert Institute was recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts in hiring and recruiting veterans with the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
The modern Olympics, as we know them today, started in 1896, and there were shooting events at the games as early as Athens in 1906. After all, the man who put the games together, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was himself a French pistol champion. Neither the United States nor Great Britain sent rifle teams to Athens, but that changed for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.