NEW WORLD'S RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL MATCHES
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NEW WORLD'S RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL MATCHES

NEW WORLD'S RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL MATCHES




      

NEW WORLD'S RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL MATCHES




This year's National Rifle Matches, which were held on the famous Camp Perry Rifle Range, produced the most remarkable long range rifle shooting that has ever been known.

The most widely discussed incident connected with these matches was the phenomenal shooting of Sgt. John W. Adkins, a 21-yearold rifleman of the Marine Corps Squad, who made the almost incredible score of 357 bullseyes and three 4's out of SOU consecutive shots for record in match shooting at 800 yds!00, and 1,000 yards.

Sgt. Adkins began this remarkable record by making an unfinished run of 71 consecutive bull's-eyes (a new world's record) in the Remington Arms Company's Match at 1,000 yards. The next morning he placed 80 consecutive shots for record in the three-foot bull's-eye at 900 yards in the Western Cartridge Company's Match—a second world's record.

Almost anyone would have been content to call this a day's work, but in the afternoon he took his rifle and a big; supply o-f match ammunition loaded with Hercules Hi-Vel powder, down to the 800 yard line and proceeded to score 131 consecutive bull's-eyes on the indistinct, telescope-sight target used in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company's Match. This was a third world's record, until his squad mate, Sgt. T. B. Crawley, shot three targets to pieces and scored 170 bull's-eyes in succession.

In the long-range championship, the famous Wimbledon Cup Match, at 1,000 yards, Sgt. Adkins broke his previous world's record by scoring 75 consecutive bull's-eyes. '1 he remarkableness of this feat will be realized more fully when we recall that the highest score ever before made in the Wimbledon was 21 bullseyes.

Hunter-Trader-Trapper. October: 1921,

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