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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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Advanced

Bore Sighting Basics: Make Rifle Sight In Quicker and Easier

You can spend lots of time and lots of money in the form of wasted ammunition trying to get a gun wearing a new optic zeroed in, and the process can be very frustrating. But there is a way to get your gun on target and on your way to fine-tuning without incurring that frustration and wasted ammo. It’s called bore sighting.

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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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Novice

The Savage Model 110

Among the American success stories in the firearms industry, Arthur Savage’s company ranks along with the best of them. The lever-action Model 99 is still synonymous with the Savage name, but the bolt-action Model 110 has probably been the Savage rifle that has been used by more shooters than any other model.

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