The Long Rangers

Though most of our shoots are at ranges of 300 and, occasionally, 600 yards, a number of our members take things a little further and shoot out to a range  of 1,000 yards and even a mile.  At those distances every aspect of equipment and technique begins to have a significant effect upon accuracy and the ability to judge wind and distance effectively becomes extremely important.

For shooting out to 1,000 yards a 6.5mm calibre rifle, be it Creedmoor or the older but equally effective 6.5×55 Swedish is quite capable of minute of angle accuracy. At a mile, most club members prefer a rifle chambered in .300 ” Winchester Magnum, .300″ Norma Magnum or .338″ Lapua Magnum. Many of them even resort to telescopic sights…