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I use these articles in our high power clinics and have found them very helpful for both new shooters and reinforcement of the basics for the more experienced.
Thanks, Gary M.
Thanks for the great articles on the Carbine, Springfield, Garand matches. All the articles are interesting, but the Carbine, Springfield & Garand are my favorites.
Jim H.
The September-07 on line shooting tips by SSG Tobie Tomlinson, USAMU Service Rifle Team Member, is a great article. I have reproduced 15 copies of it to hand out and discuss to our “newbie” first year air rifle shooters on our high school JROTC Air Rifle Team. Come to think about it believe I’ll hand out a copy to my advance shooters as well. His explanations are simple to understand but rich in detail. Coupled with the sight pictures this article will go a long way towards helping all our JROTC shooters obtain better sight patterns. Keep up the great work. AND…..keep the articles like this coming.
Malcolm V.
CW2 (R), US Army
It seemed good to read the article on Infantry Trophy Match. As a shooter on the Marine Corp Team way back in 1967 I participated in the Match. We were the second team for the Marines but placed second overall. One of our shooters forgot to put the windage on his rifle. I enjoyed shooting the M-1 and M-14 at Camp Perry and always wanted to go back but never seemed to find the time. The top over all shooter at that time was my team mate Lt. Bowen. I remember some of the team members carrying him from the 600 yd line back to the rest of us. It was a great time in my life and will never forget it. Thanks again for the article.
Mike A.
Thanks for the great series of articles from the USAMU – they are very readable, and usable!
Tom, AZ
Great articles. Great to identify those who are participating as well as those who are working behind the scenes to make the whole of the National Matches run so well.
David D.
Boxford, MA
This is a special note just for my friends at the CMP, I want to thank you all for your hard work and attention to details, it's a great program!
"You help our shooting dreams come true!"
Best Regards,
Tony M.
Your review of the CMP EIC brought back good memories. My son and I usually participate in the rifle event. This was the first time we participated in the pistol event. Our experience was positive and we have decided to come back and do it again next year!
I don't think that I have taken the time lately to thank you and the CMP for your faithfulness in keeping me updated on all of the CMP news. I thank you and your staff very much for the fine job you are all doing.
Many thanks, and keep up the great work!
Your article titled "Rifle Cleaning and Maintenance" was so timely. I am a novice rifle shooter, and the information is just what I needed. The owner's manual that came with my rifle is far too sketchy and assumes the new owner is experienced. This is concise yet detailed enough to make me comfortable cleaning my firearm.
Jane W.
Cleaning a rifle or handgun is not a lot of fun. The article on cleaning the rifle met the K.I.S.S. principle that I can relate to and understand. To the point.
Arthur S.
Thank you for this excellent e-newsletter. The links and information are great.
John B.

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2nd Annual Venturing/NRA Shootaround – A Blast!

September 21-23, 2007
Stonewall Jackson Area Council, BSA
Waynesboro, VA

Congratulations to Dr. Michael A. Barrett, Executive Board member of the Stonewall Jackson Area Council and Council Venturing Chairman for an outstanding job of chairing the Second Annual Venturing/NRA Shootaround. (Pictured in the photo to the left-wearing the Venturing shirt). The Venturing/NRA Shootaround was held at the Council Camp located in Swoope, VA., Camp Shenandoah.

Dr. Barrett also serves on the Boy Scouts of America’s National Venturing Committee as Chairman of the Kodiak/Kodiak X Program since 2001. He is a physician at Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, Virginia. Dr. Barrett received the prestigious Silver Beaver award in 2006. This years’ Venturing Shootaround grew from 24 participants in 2006 to 72 this year, a 200% increase.

Nine units from the Stonewall Jackson Area Council participated as well as Venture Crews from the Colonial Virginia Council, headquartered in Newport News, VA., National Capital Area Council, headquartered in Bethesda, MD., and the Baltimore Area Council, headquarter in Baltimore, MD.

Over 40 adult volunteers played a big role in organizing an outstanding program of Rifle, Pistol, Air Rifle, Archery, Black Powder-Muzzle Loading and Shotgun activities. As an added program feature this year, the co-ed youth were able to try their hand at fly-rod casting and fly-tying. Saturday evening, a bonfire was held where various awards were presented. Demonstrations and displays of handmade Indian flutes and a SWAT team weapons display filled the evening program.

The Venturing/NRA Shootaround events were tied to advancements in both Venturing and Boy Scouting requirements. Fourteen youth earned some fantastic prizes for top shooting and most improved.

Plans are already underway for the 3rd Annual Venturing/NRA Shootaround in 2008.



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