Report of Executive Committee of the Amateur Rifle Club Upon the International Match; Together with ... Accounts of the Match, Marksmen, and Targets; Also ... Tables of Elevations, Windage, Scores and Matches

Report of Executive Committee of the Amateur Rifle Club Upon the International Match; Together with ... Accounts of the Match, Marksmen, and Targets; Also ... Tables of Elevations, Windage, Scores and Matches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... number of outers also points out the general degree of perfection attained by the contestants. The whole six Irishmen in a total of 270 shots, made but seven outers and seven misses, while the Americans, out of the same number of shots recorded only ten outers and seven misses. The prediction of the World that the Irish were the better marksmen at 1,000 yards is verified in the result. Starting at that range with seven odds against them, they closed up and ran one ahead just before the close. It is fair to assume that those making the best score at 1,000 yards are the superior riflemen, and are able to do equally as good work at 800 and 900 yards. The Irish yesterday actually beat the American Team at the most difficult range. They did not prove equally successful at the lesser distances. Had the day been a cool, cloudy day, with more wind, the victory would not have been so cheaply won. At one time, when for a few moments a cloud did cover the targets, the shots made were a succession of bull' s-eyes. Though the Americans are victorious on a show of totals, the Irish really accomplished the finest feats of marksmanship. As soon as the day's work was over, a few moments' examination of the score tickets served to convince Major Leech that no error had been made in the computations. The winning Team were then called together and addressed by Major Leech, in the presentation of novel badges. These were the emblems described in the World some days ago as intended for the winning riflemen. In a few words the Lady Masserene was introduced, and by her hands were the several badges attached to the breasts of the several winners. Cheers for one and the other, cheers for the Irish and cheers for the home Team, with an extra round for General...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912845
  • 9781236912848