No matter how steady your hunting rifle, hitting at any range presumes a proper zero.
The .338 Lapua Mag. dates to 1983, when Research Armament Industries, in the U.S., outlined plans for a sniper cartridge driving a 250-grain .338 bullet at 3,000 fps. The sleek FMJ missile would penetrate five layers of body armor at 1,000 meters (1,094 yards).
Disagree? Few others can boast a century in the greatest game fields!
Hunters, settlers and soldiers boosted their reach and firepower with metallic cartridges and Sharps rifles. And while the design is more than 150-years-old, it's still is holding its own.
In general, the least magnification that gives you a clear target image is the best scope magnification. Noted long-range shooting authority Wayne van Zwoll explains why.
Riflemen crave more hits at greater distance. This hardware surely marches to that beat. Wayne van Zwoll provides long range shooting tips on the rifles that really reach out there.
Wayne van Zwoll explains in plain terms key points of bullet ballistics, including pressure, velocity and distance.
Practice. It’s the way to get good at just about anything. Gun drills can even help you get good at doing the wrong thing. Lones Wigger, the most decorated Olympic rifleman ever, once told me he practiced gun drills up to four hours a day for the U.S. Army Marksmanship Training Unit....
Percentage of retained weight may appear the reigning measure of expanding bullet performance in game, but the last deer I’ve shot fell to thin-jacketed hunting bullets of ordinary construction. And in Missouri, Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT) is making big game hunting bullets designed to, well, disintegrate into tiny particles. “We’ve found they...