Shoot Long Range? See Must-Have Gear

Over the last several years long-range precision shooting has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the shooting sports market. With the rapidly improving capabilities of rifles and ammunition, sporting optics have had to evolve, too. Looking to build your own long-range shooting kit? Here are a few products that you’ll want to check out.

Leupold Mark 5HD RiflescopeIf precision rifle work is what you’re trying to achieve, nothing is more important than your scope. You need a rugged, reliable optic that’s been designed from the ground up to deliver everything long-range shooters want and need. In short, you want the Leupold Mark 5HD. The Mark 5HD line has been crafted to redefine accuracy, precision, and optical performance for long-range shooters. It’s available in three models, 3.6-18x44, a 5-25x56, and a 7-35x56, with milliradian or MOA adjustments.

In designing the Mark 5HD line, Leupold’s product specialists asked elite shooters what they needed to put accurate fire downrange faster. They used that input to design a riflescope that delivers everything on a shooters wish list – in both quality and features – without the unnecessary extras that add weight and cost for consumers. The Mark 5HD is up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class: the 7-35x56 weighs in at 32 ouches, the 5-25x56 at 30 ounces, and the 3.6-18x44 at 26 ounces.

Get behind a Mark 5HD and you’ll see the difference. All models deliver superior edge-to-edge clarity and low-light performance. The Twilight Max HD Light Management System delivers the perfect balance of image color, contrast, light transmission, and glare management.

The heart of the Mark 5HD MOA is in its M5C3 (Mil) and M1C3 (MOA) ZeroLock adjustments. The low-profile dial allows accurate return to zero and prevents inadvertent adjustments by providing both visual and tactile revolution indicators so you don't get lost in the three revolutions of travel. If that sounds like a lot of travel, it is. Up to 30-Mils, or over 100 MOA of adjustment depending on the model, in 3 turns is made possible due to the 35mm maintube and redesigned erector housing.

Everything you need and nothing you don’t – all in a package that’s designed, machined, and assembled in the United States and backed by Leupold’s legendary Full Lifetime Guarantee.

Leupold RX-2800 TBR/W Laser Rangefinder

When you’re on a challenging new stage, you need to know how far away your target is – fast – and you need to be able to trust that information. Leupold's latest rangefinder, the RX-2800 TBR/W, delivers an unparalleled combination of accuracy and speed. Featuring ranging distances of 2,800 yards on reflective objects and over 2,000 yards on trees and soft targets, the RX-2800 TBR/W provides easy-to-read, high-contrast data on a red OLED display.

The RX-2800 TBR/W delivers incredibly accurate ranges with its True Ballistic Range/Wind (TBR/W) technology. Despite what other brands may tell you, ballistics aren’t simply in the dial. If you're going to be hunting or shooting at elevation or in any kind of backcountry terrain, you absolutely need a rangefinder that's capable of calculating ballistic solutions at all angles. Other rangefinders will certainly spit out a number but they won't produce an accurate range to your target because they use basic trigonometry to calculate a straight-line horizontal distance. When you're going long, the angle matters.

Leupold Mark 4 Spotting ScopeIf you’re working as a team, it’s important that your partner can call your miss – how else are you going to get on target with your follow-up shot? That’s where Leupold’s Mark 4 Tactical spotting scope comes in. The Mark 4 delivers the brightness and clarity needed for positive target identification in any conditions. Two models are available: a 12-40x60, and a 20-60x80. Mil-Dot and Tactical Milling (TMR) reticles are available in both models, offering personalized versatility. Each Mark 4 is built to survive shocks, blows, drops, and impacts. It’s not only tough, it’s 100% waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life. Countless military sniper teams have trusted the Mark 4 Tactical spotting scope. So you can be confident that you can, too.

Leupold 2-Gun Range BagReady to show up to the range, in style? Leupold’s new 2-Gun Range Bag is an all-in-one solution for your rifle transportation needs. A full-size rifle case with a two-gun capacity, the Leupold Range Bag will get your go-to long-range precision rifle and its backup to and from the range, no problem – all while showing off your Leupold pride. The bag includes a removable divider that doubles as a range mat so you’ll be able to find a comfortable position when shooting prone. There’s also a ballistics data holder, so your dope will never be far away or forgotten. The Leupold 2-Gun Range Bag can be purchased now by visiting LeupoldShop.com.

The summer months are a fantastic time to put your precision rifle work to the test – whether you’re at the range or attending a local competition. Reach new lengths this year with the latest offerings from Leupold. Learn more at Leupold.com