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Ammunition for Long Range Shooting

By Mark on February 17, 2015

Books, countless articles, video series and even classes have been devoted to the subject of long range shooting and the factory or hand loaded ammunition needed to achieve success. Many shooters can’t agree on what distance constitutes long range, much less the specific steps or equipment needed for that first-shot hit or to hold a tight group. While 600-yards is considered long range by many, others consider it mid-range. Specific to ammunition, disregarding shooter ability or rifle accuracy, we can easily consider 500-600 yards and further as long range. That distance is where we really sta...

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Qualifying a LR Rifle - by Aaron Davidson

By Mark on January 30, 2014

Before we start shooting long range, it's important that we do our research and select the proper platform on which to build our shooting system. There are many different rifles built for many different purposes. Many become works of art. For a long range shooting system, I have five points on a checklist to qualify a rifle for long range. 

These tests are functional, and must be addressed regardless of the rifles looks or pedigree. Most of these tests are not pass/fail, but more qualitative. Once you have evaluated the rifle you should be confident in its fit and function, and more importantly, you will know its limitations and its behavior. Long range shooting re...

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