“Of all our national pastimes, this is one which should be pursued for the sake only of the honourable distinction to be obtained, in excelling in an art, where both mental and physical gifts are developed.”
Anonymous author on match rifle shooting (1866)
Military Marksmanship: For the soldier to take advantage of the advances in firearms technology, so musketry instruction needed to evolve to meet changing military tactics and capabilities.
The Art of Shooting with the Rifle: Contemporary articles, historical perspectives, and advice for the rifleman.
Long Range Muzzle Loading: Long range target shooting with the muzzle loading rifle offers the discerning rifleman opportunity to participate in a challenging and ultimately very rewarding discipline. The sport is rich in heritage and the origins of many of todays national shooting associations stem from the muzzle loading era.
The National Rifle Association (UK): Late in 1859 the National Rifle Association (NRA) was fomed and its aims included "the encouragement of Volunteer Rifle Corps and the promotion of rifle shooting throughout Great Britain."
Creedmoor and the International Rifle Matches: Origins of the National Rifle Association in America, the establishment of Creedmoor Rifle Range and the international long range rifle matches.