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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.

Not only a shooting destination for national-level 3-Gun and pistol competitions in 2014, Rockcastle also boasts a scenic and challenging clays course.

Take Aim at these Seven Shooting Destinations

There are jaw-dropping sporting clay courses across the country, well worth the price of entry. Here are some of the top shooting destinations for those shotgunners with wanderlust.

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Incoming: Understanding Rifle Twist

One of our readers recently took us to task over an article that covered rifle twist rate and bullet stability in relation to long-range shooting. His response is thought-provoking.

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Video: Shooting with Both Eyes Open

As simple as it might sound, shooting with both eyes open is an important skill, one that can give a shooter a marked advantage in the real world. But learning to keep both peepers in the game is a matter of practice.

Today’s hunter is constantly searching for the load with the best knockdown power, when shot placement is far more important in regards to knocking an animal down.

The Truth Behind Knockdown Power

Energy is definitely a factor in what is called knockdown power, but there are other facets in play determining if a round will floor game. Location of the hit and construction of the bullet/slug are far more important elements.