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Long-Range Precision Rifle Shooting: A Beginner's Guide

Long-range precision shooting sports are popular; here's what you need to know to get started

Long-Range Precision Rifle Shooting: A Beginner's Guide
Long-range precision shooting sports are all the rage these days. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Of the many long-range shooting disci­plines, Precision Rifle Series (PRS) competitions currently rule the popularity roost. Distilled to its essence, PRS-type shooting is a demanding sport that pits shooters against challenging targets at varying distances that are engaged from multiple, often-awkward posi­tions. Traditionally, 10 shots are called for per stage, and time is limited to two minutes. National-level matches usually present 20 stages split between two days; smaller matches might consist of six to 10 stages in a day.

To excel in this kind of shooting, a shooter must possess a properly equipped long-range precision rifle fed by a 10-round magazine, a cool head...

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