Long-Range Shooting

Bullet trajectory

Wayne van Zwoll: Why Bullet Trajectory Doesn’t Go Straight

Bullets travel in arcs. You knew that. Actually, they’re parabolic arcs. A bullet drops faster as it goes farther. Well, not really. Gravity determines how fast a bullet drops, and its force doesn’t change over the course of a bullet’s flight. But the arc does get steeper at distance. Why? Gravity’s Effect on Bullet...

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Video: Understanding Mils (Milliradians)

NSSF's Ryan Cleckner explains the measurement term "milliradian" (mil) and how to use a mil-dot scope to measure the distance to your target at the range and in the field.

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Video: Understanding Minute of Angle

NSSF's Ryan Cleckner explains the measurement term "minute of angle" (MOA) and how to use MOA adjustments on your scope for sighting in and to compensate for bullet drop at varying distances.

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Video: Set Up Your Scope for Success

The National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) Ryan Cleckner shows you how to properly set up your rifle and scope combination so that it naturally aligns with your eye.

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Video: First Round Hit

Precision Marksmanship Columnist Dave Morelli takes you through the process of ranging targets and compensating for environmental factors to make sure your first shot is a hit.