Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

A guide to understanding your long-range hunting rifle options

If you want to get serious, invest in a target rifle, more expensive ammo, and big glass. (Photo courtesy of Ron Spomer)

Shooting beyond 300 yards is fun. Hitting targets beyond 300 yards is even more fun. And you don’t need expensive rifles and scopes to do it.

Tricked out PRS-style rifles (Precision Rifle Series) and 6-30X56mm scopes are not mandatory. The old 1903 Springfield bolt action military rifle from World War I was fitted with an iron rear sight adjustable to 2,800 yards! It was chambered for the .30-06 and a 150-grain spire point, flat-base bullet.

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