One wouldn’t think wind could have much effect on a tiny and aerodynamic bullet zipping along at two or three thousand feet per second when long range shooting. But one would be wrong.
If the wind was constant like gravity, making long-range first shot hits would be easy. However, the wind isn’t constant, it’s always changing, often second to second.
When you are reloading always think consistency. The more you can keep all variables the same from cartridge to cartridge the better results you’ll achieve on the range.
Tom McHale schools us on how he builds range logs with precision rifle data for getting on zero when long-range shooting.
When you hear terminology like first and second focal plane it sounds like serious physics is about to come at you like a spider monkey, but actually first and second focal plane is pretty simple.
The Sightmark 5-30×50 Pinnacle Riflescope’s main tube has a diameter of 34mm, so this scope is a beast, but I mean that in a loving and complimentary way.
You might already know that AmmoLand News is giving away a sweet 6.5mm Creedmoor AR-10 rifle. To add some icing to the cake, the winner will also receive this Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24×50 Scope.
The kind folks at Palmetto State Armory sent this one to us for testing and evaluation and agreed that it would be a great idea to give it away to a lucky Ammoland reader.
The Western Powders Handloading Guide 1st Edition lists ample data for Ramshot & Accurate gun or rifle powders as well as tips for copper deposits, rust, excessive fouling and more.
Tom McHale schools us on the proper use of quick turrets and scope reticles when shooting for long distances in this continuation of his article series on long-range shooting.
My overall impression of the Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5mm Creedmoor is simple. It’s a lot of gun for the price considering what’s in this build and how it shoots, that seems like a deal to me.
Shooter Tom Mchale gives us the need to know info on how to use a ballistic computer for cool things like long range shooting.
Tom Mchale gets new Ruger Precision Rifle which means it is time for a short class on how to zero a scope and new rifle for long range shooting
Tom says Ballistic Coefficient & Bullet Math is simple, keep reading to learn some shooting skills in our new long-range shooting science series.
If you ever had a school teacher that swore that you would use and even appreciate math one day, then that promise is finally about to come true while picking a long-range caliber.
Solid long-range performance doesn’t require expensive bolt-action competition rifles. You can get good results into the four-digit yardage range with standard AR-15 and AR-10 platforms.
Two of the hottest long-range cartridges for general purpose use (if there is such a thing) are 6.5mm Creedmoor and the brand new .224 Valkyrie.
The CMMG MkG Banshee is a neat little pistol or SBR depending on which version you like. At great personal risk of denting the family budget, I want to send a check in for this one…
It’s the only gathering of 80,000 or so people where folks are overly polite & respectful to each other. Unless you are Alyssa Milano…
Like most other product categories, shooting gear must pass the test of time for it to make the true favorites shooting accessories list. Here are my current top five.
The Beretta APX RDO Pistol is easy & soft to shoot, although you’ll find that the grip angle is a bit more raked, it’s closer to that of a Glock than a 1911. Overall it is a nice pistol.
The most challenging part of the Colt Commando XM177 Carbine history is the profusion of names and nicknames for the actual rifle it represents.
Brownells XM177E2 Retro Carbine is now out and Tom Mchale had to get his hands on it and take it to the shooting range. Oh yeah,,, we are giving this gun away!!
Why are we so averse to spending $233 per student to put an immediate stop to school shootings?
While a decidedly non-scientific observation, it seemed like companies in the AR market focused on meaningful improvements rather than simply building yet another AR-15 clone