"And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peacable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent teh people from petitioning, in a peacable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possesions." Samuel Adams, Debates of the Massachusetts Convention of 1788

Long range shooting is commonly described as anything 300 yards and over. There are many different sub-categories in the long range rifle shooting discipline. This broad range of competitions include, but is not limited to, BPC or Black Powder Cartridge, NRA Highpower, Military Service Rifle, Metallic Silhouette, Long Range Varmint, Tactical Rifle, and 1000 Yard Benchrest.

For all the disciplines there are some basic necessities to get into the game.

A person needs a rifle, in good working condition, with an appropriate barrel twist rate to shoot the heavier bullets commonly used for long range work.

Appropriate caliber ammunition for the rifle being used.

Optics, to see the target or whatever they are shooting at, whether it be a spotting scope or high magnification riflescope.

Some sort of shooting platform; sand bags, rifle rest, bi-pod, or shooting table.

Finally, creature comfort aids. No one likes laying on the hard ground, so a shooting pad of some sort is nice. For those using a shooting table, an adjustable stool which can be raised and lowered is a nice touch.

 

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