The only thing more noteworthy than the accuracy of the feature-rich Ruger Precision Rifle is its price tag, making extreme range accuracy accessible to more shooters.
At a recent auction a Remington M40 drew top dollar in part due to the movie “American Sniper” helping drive interest in that style of rifle.
The author takes an in-depth look at the sniper rifles behind the longest recorded shots in history.
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.
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).
The need for a bipod becomes all too evident in the field when squeezing off a shot at 100 yards or more. Today’s models are ultra-versatile and utilitarian.
Hit targets at 500, 800 and 1,000-plus yards like they’re a chip shot with these must-know long-range accuracy tips.
Fair game critters everywhere sounded air raid sirens on news of Ruger’s FTW Predator, which combines Gunsite Scout features with the M77 Hawkeye in what promises to be a formidable long-range varmint-blasting machine.
The successful Ruger Scout Rifle — originally chambered in the heavier-hitting .308 cartridge — will now be offered in 5.56 NATO, making it both a practical scout-style rifle for tactical use and a sweet varmint hunting rig.