10 Best Rifle Caliber For Long Range Shooting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Rifle Caliber For Long Range Shooting in 2022


BW Casey Double Mag .44 Action Spinner

BW Casey Double Mag .44 Action Spinner
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Click the "Select" box to choose between 10, 25 and 50 packs. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • The BRIGHT yellow bullet holes are visible in all light conditions, great for people with reduced vision. The heavy duty non-adhesive tagboard withstands shot after shot.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • So good they're PATENTED - PROUDLY MADE IN USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift

Do-All Outdoors Big Gong Show 9" Self-Healing Shooting Target Rated for .22-.50 Caliber

Do-All Outdoors Big Gong Show 9
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • WIDE CALIBER RANGE: This product is rated for all calibers .22 - .50 caliber (soft nose recommended) rifle or pistol ammunition.
  • LONGER LIFE TECHNOLOGY: This Impact Seal Target is constructed of technologically advanced material that is able to handle the repeated punishment from all calibers (soft nose ammo recommended) and can handle thousands of rounds.
  • SELF-HEALING: The design of this target allows the bullet to pass through the self-healing target with minimal damage, thus adding to the long life of our product.
  • This target is light weight, yet made of sturdy material. The stand provides a target 2-3 times thicker and sturdier than that of any comparable targets, and with the stand being split style.
  • With a target that reseals itself after the bullet passes through,you will spend less time having to reset or replace your target.The bullet impact spins the target around at the base with no need to reset.

CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount

CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Magnification: 6-24x
  • Objective Diameter: 50mm
  • Field Of View: 28 ft @ 100 yards
  • Click Value: 1/8 inch @ 100 yards
  • Illuminated Type of the rifle scope: Red and Green

25, 50, 75 Yard Rifle Targets (25 Pack) by EZ2C | Long Range Shooting Paper Targets (100 yd) | Bullseye Target Style | High Visibility Firearms, Pistol, Airsoft and BB Gun Rifles Targets 11" x 17"

25, 50, 75 Yard Rifle Targets (25 Pack) by EZ2C | Long Range Shooting Paper Targets (100 yd) | Bullseye Target Style | High Visibility Firearms, Pistol, Airsoft and BB Gun Rifles Targets 11
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • PACK CONTENTS: 25 Targets. Size 11" x 17" - for easy setup and storage. Six 3.5"-3"-2.5"-2"-1.5"-1"-.5" bullseyes equally spaced on the sheet.
  • HIGH VISIBILITY: Bright red ink on bright white paper. High contrast between your sights and the target. Your sights will not blend in with the target since it's red and not black like other targets.
  • TEAR-OFF GLUED EDGE PACK - Each style is packed on a tear-off GLUED edge pack for ease of use and best storage. EZ2C Targets are shrink-wrapped in a glued pad of 25. Targets stay together in your range bag. Simply peel a target off when you are ready to go!!
  • MULTIPLE SPOTS: No need to keep changing the targets. You have 6 spots to shoot at. Sheet has six equally spaced targets. Bullseye is 1/2". Target rings are 1/2" increments.
  • Try our targets today RISK FREE! When you order today, you're protected by a 60 day, no-questions asked money back guarantee and excellent customer service! make your range trip a fun trip while improving your shooting skills.

Target-Factory Gun Targets for Shooting Range - Reactive Spin & Flip Shooting Targets - 3 in 1 Shooting Target - Use with Any Caliber Pistol, Rifle, Gun - Fun Shooting Targets for The Range (2 Pack)

Target-Factory Gun Targets for Shooting Range - Reactive Spin & Flip Shooting Targets - 3 in 1 Shooting Target - Use with Any Caliber Pistol, Rifle, Gun - Fun Shooting Targets for The Range (2 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • PACKAGE CONTENT: Two Target-Factory Flip-R-Spin 8”x8”x8” 6 oz Polymer Reactive Targets For Shooting and two 5 foot 16 strand diamond braid nylon hanging cords. (Patent Pending/Made in USA). NOT FOR BB GUNS
  • 3 SHOOTING OPTIONS: The unique 3-n-1 jack shape 3D design allows a Shooter to Chose 1 of 3 Reactive Shooting Options – Flip-N-Ground, Spin-N-Vertical or Spin-N-Horizontal. They are self resetting shooting targets
  • DURABLE, BRIGHT HIGH VISIBILLITY BALLISTIC MATERIAL - Withstands Hundreds of Hits from any caliber ammunition (22 to 50) allowing shooters from the “Plinkster” to the “Long Range Pro” to experience the challenge of hitting a 2½ inch Target-Ball
  • IMPROVE YOUR SHOOTING SKILLS WHILE HAVING FUN: This target rewards your accuracy. You won’t need to go see where or if you hit the target; the WILD REACTION let’s you know if you hit the TARGET BALL’S SWEET SPOT
  • SAFE AND FRIENDLY TO ENVIRONMENT– Light Weight, No Sharp Edges, No Fragmentation, No Deflection, No Ricochet, No Distance Restriction, No “Trigger Trash” left behind, 100% Recyclable LPDE, Meets/Approved for US Forest Service Target Material Restrictions

25 Pack - 12 x 18 inch Sight in - Splatterburst Shooting Targets - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle

25 Pack - 12 x 18 inch Sight in - Splatterburst Shooting Targets - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • The BRIGHT yellow bullet holes are visible in all light conditions, great for people with reduced vision. The heavy duty non-adhesive tagboard withstands shot after shot.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • Also available in 10 and 50 packs - Patent Pending - PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x 18 inch Bullseye Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (25 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x 18 inch Bullseye Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (25 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • The BRIGHT yellow bullet holes are visible in all light conditions, great for people with reduced vision. The heavy duty non-adhesive tagboard withstands shot after shot.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • So good they're PATENTED - PROUDLY MADE IN USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift.

KRATE Tactical AR500 Steel Shooting Targets – 3/8" – 20" Torso (2 Pack) – Made in The USA – Metal Silhouettes and Gongs for Shooting Range and Gun Practice with Rifles, Handguns and Shotguns

KRATE Tactical AR500 Steel Shooting Targets – 3/8
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • MARINE VETERAN OWNED & OPERATED – KRATE Tactical AR500 Steel Shooting Targets are designed, tested, and quality approved by U.S. Marine veterans – and we don't settle for anything less than the best. Whether your target practice is for military, law enforcement, or recreational shooting, KRATE Tactical steel targets will take a bullet for you. Every time.
  • 100% US MADE STEEL – Every KRATE Tactical AR500 Steel Shooting Target is produced on American soil. We take pride in being an American Company making American Products. It feels good to buy from home. In keeping with our founding principles – and in honor of service men & women – we offer a discount to all Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responder Personnel.
  • THE LAST TARGET YOU’LL EVER NEED – This AR500 target will literally vaporize or crush bullets on impact. Is that tough enough for you? KRATE Tactical gongs & silhouettes are built to last a lifetime with proper use and care. You can invest in KRATE Tactical with confidence that these targets know how to take hit time and time again.
  • INSTANT FEEDBACK – EVERY SHOT – Unlike traditional paper targets, KRATE Tactical AR500 Steel Shooting Targets ring out with a satisfying *CLANK* every time your bullet hits its mark. For an even more tactile response, paint your targets and see the precise point of impact for each shot.
  • SAFETY TIPS – For pistols, stand no closer than 10 yards when shooting. For rifles, stand no closer than 100 yards when shooting. Ensure that bullet speed at point of impact is below 3000 fps to avoid pitting. Do not use armor piercing or steel core rounds. Never shoot steel with dimples or pits, as this can cause fragments to ricochet. Always use high quality ear & eye protection rated to withstand fragment projectiles.

Sight Seer Red - Paper Gun Range Shooting Targets 19x25 Inch (25 Pack)

Sight Seer Red - Paper Gun Range Shooting Targets 19x25 Inch (25 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • (8) 5" neon red bulls on a 1" grid for more shooting and less down range time.
  • Ultra bright fluorescent color inks produce highly visible sharp images down range.
  • High quality heavyweight 60 lb. vellum paper resists tearing and glare
  • For handguns and rifles at 25-300 yards.
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Guide to Shotgun Ammo: Hex Shot and Slug Loads

A guide to new shotgun ammunition designs on the market.

New shotgun ammo for 2020

New calibers and ammunition drive the firearms industry faster than any other factor. In world shotgunning the calibers seem to be set in concrete. Innovative pellets and slug designs with higher and higher payload velocities keep the buzz going. There has been some really wild stuff appearing in 2020.

The first odd shot shape to be come across was the FN Shells loaded in Belgium. The lead shot is formed into perfectly square-faced cubes and the shell holding them was marked with the label 'Dispersante'. It could be called a spreader load of sorts, designed for upland covers or hunting ducks and geese over decoys and close work. Square and sharp edges and corners has been known to really cut up tissue and organs at close range but the 'Dispersante' concept is back but under a new, improved label.

Hex Shot

Winchester's new cubical-shaped shot, called a hexahedron, or 'Hex' for short has been approved for waterfowl and the Hex features rounded edges and corners which are not sharp. It is more easily stacked inside the shot cup and provides up to 15 percent more non-toxic shot per shell. The 12-gauge Hex loads come in 3" and 3 '½" with 1 3/8" and 1 5/8" ounce payloads of BBs or No 2s at 1,400 fps being introduced under the 'Blind Side' label. The ad copy reads, 'Hex Shot is designed to hit waterfowl like high-velocity tumbling bricks -- creating massive wound channels, preventing over penetration and maximising energy deposit and knock-down shock within the bird'.

To complement the Hex shot is a new wad, 'Blind Side Diamond Cut Wad'. 'Diamond Cut' is a reference to the three diamond-shaped petals along the side of the wad. These displace once the wad exists the muzzle and acts as tiny air brakes separating the wad from the shot column. It is claimed by Winchester that the new wad improves patterns at all ranges.

Slug Loads

The Latvian firm, D Dupleks, and Brenneke offer some new slugs this year. The most interesting of the D. Dupleks' slug design is a clever blending of a polymer wad, core and bore-riding bands with a metallic, lead-free exoskeleton made of steel. This peels out into six cutting blades upon impact. The slug is designed to expend all of its energy within the target and not to exit. The type of slug and what kind of tissue or bone it strikes dictates its terminal effect. The slug is designed either to fragment with the six steel petals shearing off the main body of the slug and follow separate trajectories to create six separate wound channels or stay together as an enlarged cutting machine.

At the SHOT Show was the D. Dupleks' 2 '½" .410 slug loading, the DUP amp; Short Magnum featuring a 110-grain slug with a muzzle velocity of 1,670 fps. The Taurus Judge and Circuit Judge models use the DUPO 7 which has been optimized for them. The .410 slug is designed to expand to 1" in diameter and then to create seven wound channels by fragmenting. This will find an additional home when Smith and Wesson's new 6-shot .410 revolver, the 'Governor' beings to arrive on the dealers' shelves. On offer are a variety D. Dupleks high-tech slugs or the 12, 16 and 20 gauges available from DKG Trading which is their US distributor.

With a variety of new slugs is Brenneke of America. Their slugs are being loaded for them by Polywad for strict quality control purposes. Brenneke slugs are of a more conventional line but highly accurate and stable whether fired from a rifled-shotgun barrel or a smoothbore and still offer deep penetration with minimal deformation.

Brenneke's new catalog is filled with color photographs of comparative slug tests made by Tom Burczynski, who invented bullets like the Hydra-Shok and is the terminal ballistics genius. There are illustrations of terminal performances of five brands of slugs in comparison to its own design. Fascinating data to read through.

New to the line this year are the exciting .410 slug, a new 28-gauge slug and a 12-guage 'Tactical Home Defence' slug. The .410 slug is a '¼ ounce slug at a velocity of 1,500 fps and on its box mentions its applications in both shotguns and revolvers.

As equally handgun compatible will be the 5/8-ounce, 28-gauge slug at a velocity of 1,450 fps when loaded in the 28-gauge 'Raging Judge' revolver just introduced by Taurus . It will be nice to have a slug load for the pleasant shooting 28 gauge.

Reduced recoil slug

Designed for maximum impact the 2-3/4" 12 gauge reduced recoil, Tactical Home Defence loading, and to protect innocent bystanders minimizes over-penetration. It is a full diameter 438 grain slug with a velocity of 1,256 fps, expending all its energy within the first 13" of a block of ballistic gelatine.

For critter control or self-defence many homeowners have an alternative with the non-lethal shotgun ammunition. The maker and marketer Lightfield have a variety of non-lethal rubber and polymer projectiles which include loads for the 20 gauge and 410.

Lightfield like to point out that their projectiles are perfect for pain producing warning shot and minimize danger to innocent bystanders, at close range or delivered to the head, neck, upper chest and spine areas do serious injury.

The .410 1-1/2" loading has four 41-caliber rubber buckshot with a total weight of 42 rains. The buckshot have a velocity of 1,400 pfs if fired from a 18" barrelled shotgun. From a 4" barrelled revolver the velocity was 1,150 fps and from a 2" derringer, 1,000 fps.

The 20-gauge 2-3/4" shell is loaded with two 60-caliber rubber balls with a total weight of 67 grains and from an 18" barrel a velocity of 900 fps.

The 12-guage 2-3/4" loadings include the longer ranging, 730-caliber, hard-rubber slug weighing in at 30 grains and with a velocity of 600 fps and is designed o be shot from cylinder or IC barrels only. With a range of just 15 yards this shorter loading contains a kitchen sponge-looking, multi-fingered rubber stat with a weight of 75 grains and a velocity of 850 fps.

The 2020 innovations are indeed impressive be it lethal or non-lethal shotgun ammunition

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