How to Build a Long Range Shooting System

Long Range

Long range shooters Ulf Lindroth and Thomas Haugland travel to the Arctic Circle to perform a serious field test combining the new Blaser R8 in 338 Lapua Magnum and the new Zeiss Victory V8 4,8-35×60. Focusing less on technical details and more on practical limits, they shoot the system in the fjords and mountains of northern Norway. Initially they trim the system to deliver accuracy in the field, and then using it for practical shooting. This is how it went.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Jeff Smith

    Alternate names for this article: “how to empty your bank account” or “how to get your wife to divorce you.”

    • KestrelBike

      Aka “How I solved my pesky-wife problem with a rifle, without going to jail!”

    • Just say’n

      $6 every time you squeeze one off.

      • LeadFarmerMF

        Reload for enhanced precision and less $$$

      • Jon Fox

        And still the less expensive load you can blow…… Seriously, that’s eighteen years. Possibly more.

  • joel.k

    I have the same Taiga jacket as Ulf has, great for outdoors and shooting. The whole set with the jacket and pants will set you off about 1k usd. Can’t put a price on quality… right?

  • Tassiebush

    Gee it’d be handy to always have a Thomas Haugland present whenever a tricky shot presents. And gosh what a beautiful place!

  • Vitor Roma

    1- Pick a gun in 14.5×114 with a 40″ barrel
    2- Profit!

    • Giolli Joker

      1.5 – Have somebody carry it for you.

      • tts

        Just put some golf cart style wheels on the rails so you can drag it around everywhere. Maybe mount some pouches on the rails so it can hold all your accessories too like a real golf cart.

  • Pseudodeus

    I have not the words to describe how jealous I am. Staggering beauty. The country, the engineering, and the implementation. Excellent video.

  • S.L

    i wesh we cud get more rifles like the blaser r8 in the us

    • 6.5x55Swedish

      Can’t you get the R8 in the US?

    • tacticaltshirts.com

      I have one. They are pretty easy to find. Blaser USA is based in San Antonio I think. –Marky

    • tacticaltshirts.com

      Should be noted, the stock they are running is an aftermarket setup made by GRS. A well known stock company in the EU. –Marky

  • ClintTorres

    Kinda looks to me like he misses the duck at the end.

    • NDS

      A yellow chunk of what is presumably duck is seen flying out of frame at impact then drops back in frame a few seconds later, I’d call that a hit.

      • ClintTorres

        Totally missed that…old eyes.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Damn, I wish I was in Norway instead of sweating my a-s off in Houston.

    • iksnilol

      Eh, better get a scuba suit since you’ll be drowning in the rain 😛

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I’m waterproof!

    • anomad101

      It’s September, pretend it’s colder, that’s what I do.

  • Dave

    Wow, If I’m spending that much, I’m going desertech..
    great video though

    • tacticaltshirts.com

      I would guess very few people in Europe have heard if DT. Much like how few people in the US have heard of Blaser. I would liken the Blaser R8 / R93 market share to somewhere around the Winchester 70 actions in the US. Maybe not number 1. But in the top 2-3 for sure. –Marky

    • iksnilol

      I’ll be rude: some of us like precise rifles… also we like rifles that we can actually get our hands on.

  • Blake

    Did some research on long-range calibers not too long ago.

    It turns out that 180gr Berger handloads for 7mm Rem Mag in a rifle with a good long 1/9″ twist bbl will get you pretty similar ballistics (but not energy of course) to .338 Lapua 250gr loads for a whole lot less cost, weight, & recoil, & it’s available in a wide variety of nice bolt guns (or even a Browning BLR if you want a levergun :-). Plus you can get Prvi factory ammo for <$1/rnd if you just want to mess around.

    Very nice optic on that rifle BTW.

  • anomad101

    First, find a place where you can put the target far, far away.