Long-Range Shooting

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Review: Kestrel 4500 NV with Horus ATRAG Ballistics

The Kestrel 4500 NV from Nielsen-Kellerman is a do-it-all weather meter with full on board ballistics that takes the guesswork out of shooting, allowing you to dial in precisely to make truly long-range shots.

Gunsite instructor Il Ling New uses a remote-controlled deer target to teach shooters the fundamentals of making a shot on a moving target in Paulden, Arizona.

Gunsite Big Game Hunter Prep Course

Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona, is offering the ideal training for hunters, whether you’re an old pro tuning up for another adventure or a first-timer.

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Video: Primer on Reading the Wind Down Range

Understanding how to take account of environmental factors is a vital skill in long-range shooting. This video gives you the basics of reading one of the most important of those.

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Long-Range Rifles for Long-Distance Shooting

The long-range rifle is generally a bit heavier than its thin-barreled, “pencil-piped” cousin, mounts a stock that won’t warp or twist with humidity or rough field use, carries a well-designed and tuned trigger, and retains a bedding system for the action that makes use of milled aircraft aluminum or glass.

The .338 Norma (left) and parent Lapua are champs at four-digit yardages. Snipers agree!

.338 Lapua Mag: The Ultimate Long-Range Round?

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).