Encouraged by improvements in optics, rangefinders, and rifles that were developed for the military and from practical knowledge gleaned from military training, combined with reports of successful long shots, today’s riflemen are buying equipment and trying their hands at long-range shooting. Paper target punching for shot grouping or clanging a gong way out there is a lot of fun. And if you are a hunter, naturally you’ll want to apply your skills in the field.
With the right equipment, good loads, and a lot of practice, long-range shooting can teach us plenty. It teaches what it takes to make a hit and that it’s not easy without good ambient conditions, a great rangefinder that indicates scope adjustment, a solid rest, a fine hold, and ample time.
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