Practicing shooting your gun will get you “from zero to hero” in no time. The more hours you’ll put into it, he better you’ll become. Most people will welcome the challenge of shooting from further away each time they’ll notice a slight improvement in their hand-to-eye coordination. And why not; after all, the better you are from shooting at a distance, the less danger you’ll actually be in. Lon-range shooting has its advantages, especially in a real-life situation. You’ll be able to snipe your enemies from far away and they’ll never know what hit them. The same applies to hunting. Long range shooting will spare you a lot of headaches. But shooting from afar is not as easy as you’d think. You’ll need more than a keen eye, a steady hand and a good riffle to shoot from 1,000 yards away. The necessary ammo is just as important as anything else that’s involved in long-range shooting and there’s a great variety of them available for purchase. And they’re all different; you can get some that will excel in velocity for fast shooting, others that have almost flawless trajectory or some cheaper ones if money’s a problem. Let’s have a look at some of the choices we have.
The 6.5 Creedmoor
This long-range cartridge model is a Hornady creation and was released b ack in 2007. Its performance is really great and deserves a lot of the respect and the good name that already established brands on the market have. I’ve started the list with the 6.5 Creedmoor on purpose, to boost its popularity a bit. If you’re an experienced shooter that looks for maximum efficiency and great trajectory, you won’t be disappointed with Hornady’s product. You can get it for a few riffles, including the Ruger Hawkeye. If you want to give the 6.5 Creedmoor a go, just click here for ordering and additional info.
The .338 Lapua Magnum
The .338 Lapua Magnum was released by Winchester and this alone should be enough to convince anybody about its pedigree. The project begun back in the early 80s as a military experiment meant to improve snipers’ accuracy. The prototype went through several changes and serious testing before it was released, so it would be as solid as possible. It’s an all-time US military favorite and it saw a lot of field action, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its popularity exceeded the boarders and it’s become popular with many military organizations and law enforcement units throughout the world. Click here for more.
The .30-06 Springfield
These cartridges are commercialized by Barnes Vortex and they’re some of the oldest and most respected names in the game. The .30.60 have been around for a long long time and have been amongst “the “weapons of choice” during WW2. It was capable of punching a hole in a helmet back in the day and is still capable of doing it today. This “veteran” has rightfully earned its respect and the battlefield back in its day, but is capable of doing it all over again. It’s not meant for extreme distances, but if we’re talking 400 – 600 yards, it’s just as accurate as any of its younger competitors. Not to mention you have plenty of factory load options to choose from. Interested? Go here.
The 7mm Remington Magnum
Nosler is the company responsible for the versatile 7mm Remington Magnum cartridges. The model dates back to 1961 and despite of its nature, the 7mm works just as well for long-range shooting as it does for short ranges. If it’s one thing that this cartridge was built to do, then that’s speed. If the cartridges get filled with medium and heavy bullets, they can reach speeds in the range of 2.700 – 3.000 fps. But the lightest bullets will be able to go as fast as 3.600 fps, which is extremely impressive. The 7mm Remington Magnum is available in pretty much any store that deals with this type of merchandise or you can purchase it here.
The .300 Watherby Magnum
Initially, Weatherby developed this cartridge for big game hunting, but it quickly gained in popularity amongst the ranks of sharpshooters throughout the US. Truth be told, the Weatherby is a bit faster and more powerful than most of the competitors in its range. The accuracy and the range excellent, and the projectile will lose as little momentum as possible. Unfortunately quality comes with a price, so the .300 Magnum by Watherby is not exactly what you’d call affordable. The 180 grain Accubond load comes at a price of about $90. Luckily, there are other manufacturers on the market that offer similar loads, but for lower prices. However, if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks, you can click here.
This list is made up only of some of my personal favorites and it’s to be taken as a guideline. There plenty of brands and models that I’ve left out that are probably worth checking out. I suggest you try out a few brands and models just to see how well they work for you (even those that you don’t find on this list). Only after you’ve tried on a few for size you’ll be able to make the smart decision. The more you know, the more prepared you’ll be when S actually HTF.
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