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.
SilencerCo has been at the forefront of promoting suppressor usage and advocacy. The company is now making a big push at better mobilizing users of the device in a bid to expand the right to own and use them.
Shooting sports have long been a part of the college experience. And after a dry spell, are once again flourishing across the country's university system.
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).
Extreme accuracy and precision are the name of the game at rail gun competitions. These unique firearms are built with one goal in mind; place every shot through the same hole.
Ballistics can be complex, involving a multitude of variables. This old U.S. Army training film, however, does a solid job of breaking down the subject to its simplest terms.
Hit targets at 500, 800 and 1,000-plus yards like they’re a chip shot with these must-know long-range accuracy tips.
When it comes to dry firing with a rifle, the practice should be as much about learning to acclimate to field conditions as it’s learning about a rifle’s idiosyncrasies.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics recently named Gun Digest author Joseph Von Benedikt the 2014 Carl Zeiss Outdoor Writer of the year.