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5 Top Long Range Shooting Accessories For Avid Hunters

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You might not have much in common with Johnny Depp and Russel Crowe, but you both like shooting. If you’re planning on heading down to the long-range shooting range then you’re going to need more than just your iron sights.

When it comes to long-range shooting tips, the number one piece of advice is to make sure you have the right shooting accessories for the task at hand. Before you go and spend time down the range, let’s take a look at five of the best long-range shooting accessories to make sure your shot is on target every time. 

1. Range Finder

A range finder is a must for long-range shooting. The clue is in the title. It allows you to find out the exact range of your target. This means that if you know your rifle and ammunition well you’ll be able to calculate the bullet drop. When you’re hunting, you often only get one shot, and a range finder can help make that shot count. 

Be sure to do your research before purchasing a rangefinder. Some might advertise an overall effective range, but it might not be effective on a specific prey at that range. Make sure you get a range finder that’s suited to your hunting style. 

2. Scope

Once you start shooting past a few hundred feet you’re going to need a scope. To hunt humanely you’ll need to make sure you can place your shots accurately on your prey. You’ll need to take into account what kind of range you’re going to be shooting at before you purchase your scope.

Also, be sure to establish whether or not you’ll be shooting at night. Night scopes can’t be used during the day as the sunlight would permanently damage them. Thermal imaging scopes, although more expensive, can be used both day and night. 

3. Ballistics Program

A ballistics program is a piece of software for your computer. There are plenty to choose from and some are even available for free download. A ballistics program will allow you to input various data such as your ammo caliber, target, and details of the hunting climate. From this, it will be able to correct your trajectory to land the perfect shot.  

4. Rifle Sled

If you’ve done any long-range shooting then you’ll know how any slight errors can amount to a big miss. A good rifle sled provides a stable platform for you to set your rifle on, helping you to keep your gun steady. 

A sled such as the Caldwell lead sled then allows you to apply weights to the sled to further minimize recoil. 

5. Borescope

A borescope is a microscope specifically designed for your rifle barrel. It allows you to inspect your barrel for anything that might reak havoc with your accuracy.

They’re an expensive bit of kit, so they’re perhaps not for the casual shooter. But if serious accuracy is at the top of your agenda then a borescope will reveal any dirty secrets hiding inside your rifle barrel.  

It’s Time for Some Long-Range Shooting

With these five pieces of kit in your arsenal, your time on the long-range shooting range is about to get a lot easier. Be sure to do your research and read up on long-range shooting tips to make sure your equipment is best suited to your shooting style.

Be sure to take a look at the rest of our blogs for how to hit the bullseye on the range and in the rest of your life. 

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