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.

Gun Digest Greatest Guns: Remington’s 40-XB

Accuracy, particularly with over-the-counter rifles, often is worse than the buyer expects, or hopes it will be. Remington, however made a gun with a guaranteed level of performance - less than one-half MOA in some calibers! Here's a full report, from Gun Digest 1968, on a workout of Remington's hot 40-XB.

Gun Review: McMillan Tactical Hunter

Dave Morelli puts the McMillan Tactical Hunter through the paces at the range. Will this out-of-the-box hunting rifle live up to its accuracy promise?

AR-15 Scopes and Optics

Optics choices for the AR are pretty simple; after all, you're just picking a scope for a rifle. Of course in the defensive, law-enforcement or military context, durability becomes much more important than in hunting.