Long-Range Shooting

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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.

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).

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Video: Dry Firing in Field Conditions

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.

The Swarovski STR 80 isn't just another spotting scope. With an illuminated reticle and first focal plane subtensions, the optics is engineered to get shooters on target lightning fast.

Swarovski Optik Unveils New STR 80 Spotting Scope

Long-distance shooters searching for a spotting scope might find everything they want and more in Swarovski's new optic. With illuminated reticle with first focal plane subtensions, the STR 80 is engineered to get shooter on target fast, no matter the distance.

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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.