Never before have shooters been able to hit targets at long distances. Before, snipers had to rely solely on low tech scopes for taking down their marks. Same with hunters, you’d snap on a scope, fire and hope you hit that buck knowing that if you didn’t, he’d hit you back. Recently, spotting scope technology has been released to the public. This is allowing shooters of all skill levels to experience the rush of hitting a target at long range. It’s perfect for hunters and target shooters alike. To help you see what it’s like using a spotting scope we’ve […]
The art of shooting long distances engages a different set of skills and techniques than tactical, cowboy-action, or skeet shooting. Some may say long distance shooting is golf, whereas tactical shooting is basketball. Repetition, attention to detail, and the proper equipment can make an enormous difference when it comes to long distance accuracy. And, of course, these are just preparations you make to offset all the less-than-ideal conditions that you’ll almost certainly be dealing with in any real-world scenario. Back to the Fundamentals The key to performing nearly anything requiring precision under pressure is, to oversimplify a bit, practice. To […]
Photo credit: Simon Menner Can you find the sniper in this photo? Many of us, particularly survivalists, hunters, veterans and even former snipers, like to believe they have a knack for knowing what a trained sniper might be thinking as he selects a shooting location. Well, here is your chance to prove that you can think like a sniper (click here to see if you spotted him). Each slide in this gallery includes a photo with a well-camouflaged sniper with a well-camoflauged weapon. As soon as you believe you’ve spotted the sniper, click the NEXT button to check your work.
Photo credit: Simon Menner Can you find the sniper hiding out in the photo above? Many of us, particularly survivalists, hunters, veterans and even former snipers, like to believe they have a knack for knowing what a trained sniper might be thinking as he selects a shooting location. Well, here is your chance to prove that you can think like a sniper… It’s the TPC Sniper Challenge!! Brought to you by the MCG Ranger Spotting Scope. Each slide in this gallery includes a photo with a well-camouflaged sniper with a well-camoflauged weapon, just like the one above. As soon as you believe […]
The longest recorded sniper kill was shot from a distance of 2,706 yards by Corporal Craig Harrison in November 2009, but this feat was accomplished by an active soldier with modern technology on his side. Meanwhile, when 86-year-old veteran Ted Gundy served as a sniper during WWII, records were not even being kept yet in order to determine how far of a range these expert marksman had. Gundy saw action during WWII at the Battle of the Bulge and many other campaigns, so it is no wonder that he was recently honored by the United States Army Markmanship Unit with […]