January 27, 2023

U.S. Wins World Black Powder Championships

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The National Rifle Association of America team won the 4th World Long Range Historical Rifle Championships held in Cape Town, South Africa. Shooting 1880-era black powder rifles with metallic sites, the American team made up of eight finalist, scored higher than any other team from five other countries.

Individual honors went to Dave Gullo of Ponderay, Idaho scoring 329 out of a total of 375 points. Teammate Frank Minikowski of Hope Valley, Rhode Island placed second.

In the individual competition, each shooter gets 15 shots at each distance of 300, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 meters.


Tom Remington