Sharpshooting remains an essential aspect of military operations, but has gained popularity as a recreational sport throughout history. Starting with the establishment of the National Rifle Association in 1871 and advancing as an event in the first modern Olympics, sharpshooters have continued to refine their craft for more impressive performances.

This infographic, Skilled Marksmanship in History walks you through the evolution of sharpshooting and highlights notable marksmen, famous snipers, and significant stats of this sport of skill. Travel through time to learn about the amazing abilities of Annie Oakley, one of the most well-known exhibition shooters to this day. Learn about some of the most highly-decorated sharpshooters such as Jerry Miculek, touted as the greatest shooter of all-time, world record holding Tom Knapp, and Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. This highlight of the most famous sharpshooters & snipers throughout history is sure to have you itching to get on the range to test your skills.

 

History of Marksmanship Infographic

 

 

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