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Accurate at 300 yards and want to improve your range? Interested in shooting longer range but not quite ready to invest in a custom gun? You can make some fairly simple modifications to your favorite rifle and increase its consistency and accuracy.
Follow these steps, and with some practice you’ll be able to shoot 600 yards or more without spending thousands of dollars. You can source these parts at your local firearms dealer’s, a favorite gunsmith or online at Brownells or Midway.
Cartridges and bullets may change, but the need to know your ballistics stays the same. Now it’s time to test out a range of loads to see where your rifle performs the best. After you find a load that shoots nice, tight groups at 200 yards, then get a turret cut to compliment your CDS. Match this turret to your hunting elevation so that you can accurately compensate for bullet drop, resulting in higher accuracy at longer ranges. A turret will avoid the guesswork that comes from having to hold above the animal to compensate bullet drop.
Now take your modified rifle to the range and get ready for hunting season. Remember, if you can’t hit a target at the range, you can’t hit it in the field. So practice, practice, and practice some more.
If these steps sound too technical for you to handle on your own, or if you simply do not have the time, there are services that can do it for you. Shane Adair, of Adair Precision, will take your rifle and make the necessary modifications to improve the performance and accuracy. When finished you can schedule an appointment to pick up your rifle, and even take a one-on-one shooting course. Adair Precision can be reached at (435) 559-7764.