Competitive Shooting

Learning the basics of shotgun shooting and practicing often translates to more success in the field.

Six Shotgunning Tips for the Field and Range

Getting a shotgun to hit where you point it can be a challenge. But there are a few tricks of the trade that will get you smashing more clays and bagging more birds the next time you break out your smoothbore.

Sure, the right rifle has a lot to do with tearing the heart out of the 10 ring, but just as important ammunition. Loading match bullets helps get the most out of your precision equipment.

Match Bullets, Accuracy in a Box

A precision rifle is half the equation when it comes to accuracy. The other half, top-notch ammo. There are a few things, however, that must be kept in mind when loading ammunition that will knock the heart out of the 10 ring.

The ability to read the wind in long range is probably more important than shooting ability. At 1,000 yards the slightest change of wind speed or value will put you out of the 10 ring.

Test Your Marksman Skills with Long-Range Shooting

Dick Jones won the North State Regional 1,000 Yard Championship at Camp Butner, N.C., two consecutive years. The competitive shooter relays some of the tricks, tips and considerations of high-performance long-range shooting.

??) The author’s 1943 M1, about 1986, by which time the barrel had been replaced, displayed and photographed here with vintage ammo and U.S.M.C. militaria, on a World War II vintage camouflaged shelter half.

The Ever Popular and Collectable M1 Garand

Touted as the greatest battle rifle ever, the M1 Garand's is one of America's most storied firearms. The M1's rich history continues to grow today, as this rifle remains a popular option among collectors and competitors.