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New to long range shooting

Discussion in 'The Snipers Nest' started by Chris9992, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Chris9992

    Chris9992 Registered Member

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    I'm trying to get into long range shooting and I practically know nothing about it but i'm learning as I go. I starting out with a 5.56 AR build since that is my cheapest option (basically just changing one of my current rifles) and it's what I know at the moment. Does anyone have any advice or know ranges around Wake county? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
     
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  3. Spartan01

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    Swap out the trigger.
    This will make a huge difference in what the rifle can do.
    I personally recommend the Geissele SDE.
    (Flat trigger= easier finger placement
    2 stage= easier finesse and control)

    Practice dime drills.
    Unload the weapon.
    Place a dime on the barrel.
    Practice your trigger pull without dropping the dime off the barrel.

    Get a scope.
    You get what you pay for.
    Expect to spend at least $1 per yard you want the scope to accurately be able to engage

    Use heavier bullets. They have more mass and are less effected by wind and spin drift.

    Get Boat Tail Hollow Point bullets. They fly straighter and truer.
    The hollow point is just to help it fly better, not for (in this case) terminal ballistic effect.
     
  4. Chris9992

    Chris9992 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info. I got a vortex viper hst due to my experience last with vortex products in the past and it seems more than enough for a beginner.
     
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  5. Spartan01

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    Yes.
    That scope should be fine.
    Besides you have to learn to drive the Ford before you an learn to drive the Ferrari.

    Vortex does make great stuff.
     
  6. J.Boyette

    J.Boyette Teacher of the Craft Lifetime Member

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    Chris,

    If you want to learn how let me know. I can give a pointer or two. Send me a PM and we can talk. I have time on weekdays and some weekends.
     
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    Another option is to check out Frontline Defense USA. It is about 45 minutes northeast of Raleigh (about 10-15 miles east of Louisburg), but it is well worth the drive if you want to get into long range shooting locally. It has a 500 yard range (steel targets at 200, 300, 400 and 500) that is open to the general public and 1000 yard ranges that are open to qualified members. Plus, they teach introduction to long range classes periodically that will take you out to 1000 yards. The range is open to the general public on Saturdays 8-5 and Sundays 12-5. They are good folks up there:

    https://frontlinedefenseusa.com/
     
  8. FrontLineDefense

    FrontLineDefense Range Owner-Instructor

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    Hey Chris I have an Intro to Long Range Course Oct 6th/7th. Rentals available as I don't allow 5.56's in class. We go out to 1,000yds. My wesbite is
    https://frontlinedefenseusa.com/
     

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