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The Rifleman's Journal 
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The Rifleman's Journal - full of useful articles and information. ... index.html

25 Sep 2012 12:03
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Black Adder I like the Magazine but the Journal is fab, tonnes of archive info.

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For some unknown reason in the South of Ireland, target rifle in general, appears concentrate on two types of rifle disiplins in particular..
Benchrest: first offical match was held at Johnstown, New York State, USA in 1947. F Class: first offical match in Canada 1989.
On the other hand Prone target rifle shooting, dates from the latter part of the 19th century and the International matches held at Bisley and Creedmoor USA.
Littery thousands around the world take part in some type of 3 position shooting. Prone position with perhaps the largest interest at National and International level in competitions for TR & SR disiplins.

By General George W. Wingate
Captain of the First International Team

....Several clubs were formed inside it to practice off-hand shooting, and the Amateur Rifle Club was organized for the promotion of long range firing. This was a small club, which included, however, nearly all the riflemen who subsequently became famous in the international matches and I was honored by being elected as its president.

One of the chief features of the Wimbledon meetings of the British N. R. A. was a match for a shield presented by Lord Elcho in 1862 which was annually competed for by teams of eight from England, Ireland and Scotland respectively, at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards with match rifles, 15 shots at each distance in any position without artificial rest. In 1873, the Irish team under Major Arthur B. Leach won this match by a previously unparalleled score. Fired by their success Major Leach published in the New York Herald a challenge, on behalf of the Irish Rifle Association, to the riflemen of America to shoot a match in the autumn of 1874, under the following conditions: Targets and scoring same as adopted by the National Association of Great Britain (which was the same as those at Creedmoor); ranges, 800, 900, 1,000 and 1,100 yards; rifles any not exceeding ten pounds in weight, but without telescope sights or hair triggers. Position, any, but without artificial rest. Team to be from eight to six men, at the option of the Irish. The American team to be composed exclusively of riflemen born in the United States and to shoot with rifles of American manufacture, the Irish team to shoot with rifles made by Rigby of Dublin. As the challenge was to decide the rifle championship of the world, a sufficient stake was to be put up, not for the sake of pecuniary gain, but as a guaranty that the Irish team would meet the representative shots of America. ... ional.html ... -free.html

02 Feb 2013 20:07
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Thanks blackadder, thats a great link , good info on rigby gunmakers and their dublin history. ... rigby.html

04 Feb 2013 20:19
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