Silhouette & Industry Newswire

NASSA’s mission is to connect you with current silhouette and industry news on what is going on in the rifle silhouette world. This would include posts/videos/podcasts from other silhouette shooters, industry news from our sponsors and suppliers or what’s happening within our kindred organizations.

Be patient with us as we build our network of newswire contributors. Meanwhile, here is a sampling of what to expect in the near future…..

    February 12, 2023

    For those looking for an entertaining night out with friends, family or maybe even on your own, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has created a lineup of exciting air gun events for everyone to enjoy – all set at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio and the Judith Legerski CMP...

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    February 10, 2023

    The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of .30 carbine, .22 pistol, M2 ball, and .22 Long Rifle surplus ammunition supply that will soon become available to CMP customers. Currently, the items are in the cataloging and assessment stage by staff member...

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    January 27, 2023

    The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced its lineup of Master Instructor and Range Officer training courses for 2023! These courses allow learning opportunities on how to train others in marksmanship as well as to ensure safety and proper…

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  • Training, Part 1
    January 24, 2023
    Creating habits that lead to success.

    If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” — Patches O’Houlihan

    Happy New Year! It’s nearly the end of January already, so probably a little late to be wishing everyone a happy new year; but this is the first po...

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  • Lapua announces two new rimfire rounds for long range shooting
    January 13, 2023

    The world-renown Lapua quality has been around for 100 years, and today, the brand is proud to celebrate this milestone by presenting two new .22LR cartridges designed for ranges at 100 m/yds and beyond: The  Read More

  • Federal Ammunition Announces Ballistic AE App Additions
    January 5, 2023

    Federal Ammunition has added its latest load offerings to the updated Ballistic AE app. This leading Ballistic app is available for free to download on iOS devices.

    “We’re excited to work on the Ballistic AE app to improve this technology and offer shooters another tool to increase the...

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  • Lapua launches a new digital tool for hunters – the Lapua Hunt app is available now in English!
    January 4, 2023

    Lapua Hunt is the new digital tool for hunters respecting the game as well as appreciating accuracy and safety. The app uses the same ballistics calculator and Lapua product data as the Lapua Ballistics app. Add your own rifle and reticle, select the best ammo and game category, and you are ready...

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  • My 2023 Championship Match Schedule
    December 23, 2022
    Plus a few extra matches worth the trip!


    At the end of very year I schedule my shooting year and send an email to our local shooters in south Louisiana and the surrounding area containing my shooting calendar for the next year. Now that I have this...

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  • The Drue Wands Invitational, Chickens & Pigs, and What Am I Thinking?
    December 20, 2022
    Random thoughts from freezing cold and wet south Louisiana.


    Last weekend, December 10-11, being the second weekend of December, was the annual Drue Wands Invitational at The Fusilier Complex in Arnaudville, Louisiana. This is the Louisiana lever ac...

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  • Fischbach Uses TRX-925 To Help Win EBSF European Benchrest Championship
    December 16, 2022

    Pascal Fischbach put up an impressive showing at the 2022 European Benchrest Championships, placing 3rd in the Heavy Varmint Aggregate, winning the Light Varmint Aggregate, and taking the overall Championship by winning the 2-gun aggregate.  Pascal’s 0.225” (5.7203MM) two-gun aggregate beste...

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    December 15, 2022

    COLO SPRGS, CO – USA Shooting’s 2022 Winter Air Gun Championships, Dec. 9-12, were held in two locations: the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio. Read More

    November 30, 2022

    Gerald O’Keefe, former Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Board Vice Chairman, has recently assumed the role of Chairman and CEO – following the retirement of previous Chairman, Judy Legerski, this year. Legerski had been a member of the Board since the organization’s privatization in 1996...

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  • The State of Silhouette 2022
    November 26, 2022
    Some brief opinions on where we are and where we’re going.


    I received the following question(s) from a junior shooter a couple weeks ago:

    I’m doing my Senior Research on the history, modern and future aspect...

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  • The End Of A Season For The Ages
    November 17, 2022
    The Texas Smallbore Silhouette State Championship


    I would have posted this yesterday but I was still thawing out from a weekend of shooting the Texas Smallbore Silhouette State Championship in the arctic tundra of Houston, Texas. In my opinion, October is b...

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    November 16, 2022

    COLO SPRGS, CO (Nov. 16, 2022) –USA Shooting is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Executive Officer, Craig Kozeniesky, a retired Marine Corps Colonel, who will assume duties in early January of 2023.

    Kozeniesky served in the Marine Corps for 27 years and is a combat veteran o...

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    November 8, 2022

    To better reflect its Nationwide responsibility for marksmanship excellence, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has updated its mission and vision. While the previous mission and vision have served the CMP well, the recent change in corporate leadership led by new Board Chair and CEO Jerry O...

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  • Message Regarding Lapua Case Availability
    November 3, 2022

    Due to the continued high product demand and the prevailing market conditions impacted especially by the Ukraine situation, the availability of some of our products is unfortunately limited and delivery times have become extended. To better serve our civilian and military obligations, some of our...

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  • The Most Common Mistake
    November 2, 2022
    The number one way silhouette shooters are sabotaging performance.


    Let’s be honest, shooting good scores in silhouette is hard! This is not something anyone can just step onto the range and do well. It takes a LOT of work and time to develop the physical ...

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  • Berger’s Dustin Flint Wins Louisiana Highpower Silhouette Championship
    October 30, 2022

    Team Berger’s Dustin Flint scored a 93 X 120 at the 2022 Louisiana Highpower Silhouette Championship to secure the championship title for the second consecutive year!

    Taking place on October 15th and 16th at the “Bucky” Murdock Farm in Zwolle, Louisiana the tw...

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  • It's Not About The Rifle
    October 26, 2022
    What equipment to use and why it’s not that important.


    Today we have two good questions, both concerning equipment – namely rifles and scopes. The first question contains several questions and observations to address. Let’s jump in!

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  • Zwolle 2022
    October 19, 2022
    Report from the oldest, most unique, and maybe the most fun match in the country!


    The third weekend in October is one of the best weekends of the year on the silhouette calendar – Zwolle weekend! The Louisiana Highpower Silhouette State Championship i...

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  • Preparation, Eating, Adjusting Position, and AR Silhouette
    October 11, 2022
    Four great reader questions and answers to go with them!


    said several times that the best use of this newsletter is to take your questions and ideas and provide some answers and responses to get us thinking, talking, and making this sport better. I’ve rec...

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  • Who's Gonna Carry The Boats?
    October 4, 2022
    The sport of silhouette is going to be exactly what we make it. Let’s work together to make it great!


    Navy SEAL and general bad-to-the-bone tough guy David Goggins developed this mantra during Navy BUD/S training (SEALS basic training). As part of that tr...

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  • Henry Introduces Limited-Edition Rifles to Celebrate Twenty-Five Years of Gunmaking
    September 30, 2022

    Henry is pleased to announce two limited-edition models celebrating the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Available at dealers nationwide while supplies last, the rifles pay tribute to the beginnings of Henry Repeating Arms as a company and the origins of the lever action rifle’s enduring l...

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  • Shooting Up To Your Potential (Or Not)
    September 27, 2022
    Learning proper perspective is the first step to learning to win.


    We have all been there before (probably at our last match). We go out the morning of a big match to warm up and it seems that we can’t miss. Every target we shoot goes down; every offhand s...

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  • Mission Accomplished At The Lapua Monarch Cup Final!
    September 20, 2022
    Viva La Mexico!


    When the 2022 shooting season started, there was ONE goal: win the Lapua Monarch Cup. Two matches, two countries, all the best silhouette shooters in the world — one champion standing in the end. It looked incredibly difficult; it ended up...

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  • 2022 Lapua Monarch Cup Kicks-Off in Mexico
    September 16, 2022

    The second leg of the 2022 Lapua Monarch Cup kicks off this weekend, September 17-18 in Saltillo, CH, Mexico. Held at the Club De Tiro Saltillo Safari, this will be the second opportunity for silhouette competitors to accrue points in hopes of winning the coveted Lapua Monarch Cup Championship ti...

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  • Team SK’s Jake Stine Wins at the NRA National Silhouette Championship
    September 15, 2022

    Congratulation’s to Team SK member Jake Stine winning multiple titles at the 2022 NRA National Silhouette Championship, including overall High Junior and Hunter Rifle Team National Champion.

    The NRA National Silhouette Championship took place August 8-9 at the Ridgway ...

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  • Team SK Shooter Mietenkorte Wins Washington Smallbore Silhouette Championship
    September 14, 2022

    Congratulations to Erich Mietenkorte on sweeping the Washington Smallbore Silhouette State Championship! Erich scored first place in both the Smallbore Hunter Rifle and in Smallbore Standard.

    The Washington Smallbore Silhouette State Championship was held on August 27-28 at the Pe Ell Spor...

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  • Welcome to The Rifle Silhouette Report
    September 13, 2022

    Thank you for subscribing to The Rifle Silhouette Report! My plan with this newsletter is to give you all (hopefully) valuable “how to” tips to make you a better silhouette shooter; to give my opinions on all things silhouette; to answer your questions; and to show you the world of rifle silh...

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  • Nammo Builds Primer Factory in Vihtavuori, Finland
    August 29, 2022

    Vihtavuori, Finland – The Nammo Group has announced its plan to build a new primer factory in Vihtavuori in Finland. The factory, an investment of EUR 33 million, is planned to be running in 2025, reaching its full capacity in 2027. The factory will employ ca 50 persons and it ...

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  • A Case Study: 6.5 x 55 mm Swedish
    August 5, 2022

    The 6.5 × 55 mm Swedish, or the 6.5×55 SE (C.I.P) is is one of the most popular all-around rimless bottlenecked rifle cartridges in the world for both target shooters and hunters. The cartridge was developed in 1891 by a Norwegian-Swedish rifle committee to be used in the Norwegian and Swedish ...

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    August 3, 2022

    ELEY is proud to announce a renewed long-term partnership with the USA Shooting Team. The contract will see athletes compete with ELEY ammunition at the Olympic Games in Paris, 2024 as well as Los Angeles, 2028.

    Athletes will also be showcasing their skills at events in a busy ISSF calenda...

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