Improving Long-Range Shooting Skills

Tactical rifle shooting is also classified as practicing with a wide variety of targets at varying distances. Whether it’s for military tactical skills, competition or hunting, tactical rifle shooting covers a wide range of territories.

  • Point of Impact – Shooters should know the detailed nuisances of shooting weapons at five yards or up to 500 yards. Many tactical rifle-shooting weapons include the popular .223 or the .308. These rifles can hit targets at up to 1,000 yards. When shooting targets at significant distances, it’s important to use quality-mounted optics to help increase the line of sight. Unbeknownst to novice shooters, most high-mounted optics actually disrupts close-range impacts. To know the specific way each rifle and optics work including ammunition, it is best for each shooter to practice at a variety of increments, starting at three, five, seven, 10 and 100 yards. Afterward, increase shooting increments by 50 yards.
  • Wind – Wind is an ever-affecting factor, one that can influence novice and expert shooters alike. There is no modern-day technology that can accurately pinpoint wind to an exact science. Practice makes perfect so consider routinely practicing in a wide variety of weather conditions.
  • Angles – Instead of just shooting head-on, consider shooting from a variety of angles. Obstacles and tactical courses rarely involve a traditional, comfortable position, so it’s important to be comfortable shooting under barricades, lying facedown with the weapon turned to the side or even shooting the weapon upside down in extreme conditions.
  • Practice – It’s important for tactical shooters to not only practice what they do enjoy, but also angles that are less preferable. This helps make shooters well rounded, helping them succeed in competitions and improving their hunting skills and accuracy. Focus on having well-rounded skills, as these are versatile and make an excellent foundation for shooters.
  • Ammunition – Purchase plenty of ammunition on sale so that it’s easy and affordable to have long-lasting practice sessions.
  • Mastering – Mastering a weapon is a powerful, all-encompassing experience. The shooter and tactical weapon meld into one and the shooter knows the subtle movements and individual nuisances of the weapon. This relationship can forge a lifelong shooter and rifle friendship.
  • Styles – Just because one style works well for a shooter, doesn’t mean it will work for another person. Be sure to adjust styles and focus on what is comfortable, as this helps shooters become better shots through the years.

Jumping Targets offers a wide selection of superior gun targets, which are perfect for long-distance and short-distance ranges. These targets are made of high quality AR500 steel and include steel rifle targets as well as moving targets.


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