How to Build a Long Range Shooting System

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

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.

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  • Underoverlay Underoverlay on Sep 03, 2015

    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 Anomad101 on Sep 12, 2015

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