Longshot

New 4.4-Mile Shooting Record Set In Wyoming

A new long-distance shooting record of 4.4 miles was set September 13 in western Wyoming by a shooter who requested anonymity. Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries, managers at Nomad Rifleman, near Jackson Hole, Wyo., coordinated the massive undertaking that included a support team at the firing line and multiple spotters downrange to call impacts and document/verify the shot.

Trend-Setting Precision: Manufacturer-Run Long-Range Clinics

A quiet trend has begun in firearm industry and, judging by the response, the approach could quickly spread. While more and more gun companies are holding highly successful free events that provide fans a chance to take their latest models for a short “test drive” at a range, a pair of precision-rifle companies have launched something very different.

Review: Vortex Venom 5-25X Scope

Follow Frank Melloni as he takes a closer look at Vortex Optics' middle-of-the-road, long-range riflescope, the Vortex Venom 5-25X.

Springfield Armory’s SOCOM II: A Look Back

Springfield Armory’s SOCOM 16—a radically cut-down version of its flagship M1A—breathed new life into the best civilian M14-type rifle and advanced the scout rifle concept to its most potent level. The SOCOM II elevates that successful blend of battle-tested, practical engineering even higher, making it a modern, modular, close-quarters combat arm that is powerful and easy to shoot.

Preview: Kelbly’s Nanook MG Rifle

The Nanook MG, a long-range hunting rifle, features Kelbly’s lightweight Nanook action and is available in .300 PRC, .300 Norma Mag. and .338 Lapua Mag.

Loading Bench: The Berger Juggernaut At 1,000 Yards

Although frequently used in 1,000-yard engagements, the .308 Winchester is often regarded as a “900-yard cartridge.” It gets this reputation because most bullets fired from .308 Win. rifles fall below the speed of sound slightly before they reach 1,000 yards.

Preview: Winchester Ballistics Calculator

Winchester Ammunition’s new and improved Ballistics Calculator is available free online and through the iOS and Android app stores.

Review: Winchester Model 70 Long Range MB

It is not uncommon for useful technical improvements in one arena to be adopted by and integrated into another. Materials and manufacturing processes originally devised for the aerospace industry are now commonly used to manufacture firearms.

Preview: Leupold RX-1500i TBR/W Laser Rangefinder

The new Leupold RX-1500i TBR/W laser rangefinder is designed to be one of the most capable rangefinders in its price bracket, giving hunters and shooters distance readings accurate to half a yard.

Perfecting Long-Range Shooting Inside 100 Yards

As fun and competitive long-range shooting is, not everyone has consistent access to long shooting ranges. Despite that, you can still build your long range shooting skills at 100 yards.

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