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Novice

My Shooting Sports Story: Corinne Mosher

“My Shooting Sports Story” is a place for people from all walks of life to share how they got started […]

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Novice

She Never Quit: An Event Empowering the OutdoorsWomen

This past week, I had the pleasure of attending the Women’s Outdoor Media Association‘s (WOMA) 4th Annual She Never Quit event […]

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Novice

Rifles — Truly American

The rifle has been used in the United States for hundreds of years. From the blackpowder firearms of our early settlers to the modern sporting rifles of today, this tool in all its forms has put food on the table, protected our freedoms and provided families with fun and entertainment.

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Novice

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

A day at the range is a day of fun: Learn to shoot, invite a newcomer, share a good time. […]

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Novice

The M1 Garand

In 1936, the U.S. Army’s darling rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield bolt-action, was officially replaced by what General George S. Patton described as “the greatest battle implement ever devised”—the M1 Garand. After three decades of bolt-action weapons, the Army had decided it was time to move to an auto-loading firearm, one that would give soldiers superior firepower on the battlefield.

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Novice

Project Appleseed — Marksmanship Skills for Americans

Project Appleseed is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of teaching marksmanship skills just as generations of the past have done.

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Intermediate

George Norton — Breaking the Rifle Athlete Mold

“Jokes and smallbore—that’s what I do!” says George Norton proudly during one of the Olympic Team Trials matches. And he’s really not that far off. You can easily spot the tall, lanky, Army Marksmanship Unit rifle shooter at any match. He’s the one pumping his fist in the air with the wide, agape smile after a win, laughing with his teammates off the range or creating memes for his Facebook page.

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Advanced

High Power Rifle Competitions — Going the Distance

High Power Rifle competition is one of the most traditional and popular of the shooting sports. It is not merely challenging, it is a historical sport, harkening back to the very origins of civilian marksmanship training and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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Intermediate

What You Need to Know about Mounting a Scope

At the beginning of the 20th century, telescopic sights, or scopes were rarely seen on firearms. Today, scopes are commonly mounted on rifles and even shotguns and handguns. There are many advantages to having a scope on your gun.

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