The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.
At the Outdoor Solution Corp's Long Range Shooting School, student learn the skills necessary to make practical shots in the field with a Benelli Lupo while relying on modern tech and intuition.
Factory ammunition is better than it has ever been, but it still doesn't beat handloads. See what this Barrett MRAD in .300 Norma Mag. is capable of with custom-crafted handloads made from once-fired brass.