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Old November 22, 2006, 02:31 PM   #19
270Win
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I remove my previous post - this thread is extremely vague. I'm going to post a few dictionary meanings so that maybe there is a common starting point.

Webster
rifleman
1 : a soldier armed with a rifle
2 : one skilled in shooting with a rifle

Webster, again
riflery
: the practice of shooting at targets with a rifle

Wikipedia's entry - purely military.

American Heritage

Rifleman
n.
1. A soldier equipped with a rifle.
2. One who shoots a rifle skillfully.

Dictionary.com
Riflery
–noun
the art, practice, or sport of shooting at targets with rifles.



So...vague terms to begin with. My best guess is that there is a complaint that too few people are learning to be skilled in a disciplined, martial sense with their rifles?

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