10 Best Rifle For Long Range Target Shooting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Rifle For Long Range Target Shooting 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. 1 in 2022

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. 2 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

Champion 47387 Sight-in Targets

Champion 47387 Sight-in Targets
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Hunting range gear targets
  • Confirm sight-in groups with this Precision Sight-In Target
  • Small diamond targets in the four corners to test results of various ballistic loads
  • 16"x16"
  • The perfect way to dial in the accuracy of your firearm
  • Ideal for practicing trigger squeeze and sight alignment

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. 4 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.

12"x12" Sight in Adhesive SPLATTERBURST Shooting Targets - Instantly See Your Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact! (25 Pack)

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BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Click "SELECT" to choose pack size. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • New "Stick & Splatter" HIGH STRENGTH adhesive targets stick to almost anything at any temperature. The 1” grids make sighting in SIMPLE and replacement bullseyes will extend the life of your target.
  • BRIGHT HIGH CONTRASTING colors make it EASY to see you 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 THE USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift!

BW Casey Double Mag .44 Action Spinner

BW Casey Double Mag .44 Action Spinner
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • For centerfire handguns up to .44 magnum
  • Large circles for an easier-to-hit target from long range
  • 3/8 inch thick steel.
  • Centerfire Handguns up to .44 Magnum (no rimfires)

Caldwell Steady Rest NXT Adjustable Ambidextrous Rifle Shotgun Pistol Handgun Shooting Rest for Outdoor Range - 548664

Caldwell Steady Rest NXT Adjustable Ambidextrous Rifle Shotgun Pistol Handgun Shooting Rest for Outdoor Range - 548664
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • DIMENSIONS: 27 inches L x 10 inches W with 3 inches of vertical cradle adjustment. Front section is 11 inches L
  • ACCURACY: With vertical adjustability, a soft front cradle and rear cradle and a neoprene hand support, this rest is made for comfort and durability
  • NON-DESTRUCTIVE: The rugged construction of this rest makes it virtually impervious to the elements. This rest also features soft, non-marring material in the front and rear cradles
  • EASE OF USE: Adjustment knobs are conveniently placed to allow for easy adjustments that do not require removing the gun from the rest
  • VERSATILITY: This rest has three sections that can be connected or disconnected to create the perfect length for your pistol, long rifle or shotgun

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. 8 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.

Champion Redfield Style Precision Sight-In Target (10-pack)

Champion Redfield Style Precision Sight-In Target (10-pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Made of the highest quality materials
  • Hunting range gear targets
  • Another quality Bushnell product
  • Confirm sight-in groups with this Precision Sight-In Target
  • Small diamond targets in the four corners to test results of various ballistic loads
  • 16"x16"
  • The perfect way to dial in the accuracy of your firearm
  • Ideal for practicing trigger squeeze and sight alignment

Splatterburst Targets -12 inch Adhesive Stick & Splatter Reactive Shooting Targets - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (50 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets -12 inch Adhesive Stick & Splatter Reactive Shooting Targets - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (50 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Click "SELECT" to choose pack size. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • New “Stick & Splatter” HIGH STRENGTH adhesive targets stick to almost anything at any temperature. Each target has 20 cover up patches per target for more shooting.
  • 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 THE USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift!

Shotguns Vs. Rifles

A comparison between two types of long guns.

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Rifles are clearly superior in almost every way. But what about shotguns? How do rifles and shotguns compare to each other?

In order to compare shotguns to rifles, one must nail down what a shotgun is and understand its strengths and weaknesses. A shotgun is a smoothbore firearm. The bore/barrel is smooth on the inside. Rifles have rifling (pistols too). Rifling is a set of grooves set in a barrel that impart spin on a bullet.

Shotguns normally fire "shot" hence the name. Shot is just round balls usually made out of lead (but not always). Smaller shot is called "birdshot" (for hunting birds) and larger shot is called buckshot (for hunting deer). A shotgun fires several spheres at one time thus earning the nickname "scattergun".

The strengths and weaknesses of this weapon are obvious. Firing multiple projectiles at one time increases the chance of a hit. The injury inflicted by a hit, or hits, is increased by every projectile that hits the intended target. Multiple wounds mean greater overall tissue damage, as well as blood loss. The chance of hitting vital organs is increased as well.

The drawbacks to this platform are numerous. Shotguns loaded with buckshot have limited range; fifty yards is about the maximum one can expect to hit any target with adequate force.

Distance is not the only drawback. Buckshot penetrates poorly. It won't penetrate body armor; it even has a hard time penetrating the hide and tissue of certain animals.

However, there is more to the shotgun than just shooting shot. Because the bore of a shotgun is smooth is can fire projectiles other than shot. The most common is slugs. A slug is a cylindrical projectile . . . basically bullet. Slugs increase the range of shotguns. The downside is slugs do not travel as far, fast, or as accurately as bullets fired out of a rifle. The spin imparted on a rifle bullet makes a big difference in terms of accuracy and energy retention. This does not mean that all slugs do not spin. Some slugs contain rifling on the projectile itself. This imparts spin on the projectile and thus more stability. Some slugs have fins that impart even more spin. In both of these projectiles, however, the accuracy and range is still lacking when compared to rifles. A smoothbore shotgun shooting slugs has an effective range of about 100 yards. Rifles can shoot well past 100 yards; some can even shoot over 1000 yards.

In order to give slugs greater range some shotgun barrels are rifled on the inside. The effective range is increased to about 150-200 yards, but at that point the slug gun is more like a rifle than a shotgun.

Slugs from a either a rifled or smooth barrel behave differently than shot. Instead of "scattering" its energy all over it is focused into one projectile. Thus, slugs have greater penetration. Typically, shotguns have wider barrels, and larger, heavier projectiles than rifles. The most common shotguns sizes, 20 gauge and 12 gauge are much larger in terms of caliber than most hand held rifles. A 20 gauge is .615 of an inch wide and a 12 gauge is .729 of an inch wide. That is huge! A 50 caliber rifle is as big as (common) hand held rifles get. The term for size and width of a projectile is "cross-sectional density" and shotgun slugs have it. The muzzle energy created by the size and speed of fired slugs is tremendous. They will defeat body armor and they penetrate the toughest animal hide.

This size is a drawback as well. Normally, shotgun rounds are much larger than rifle rounds. This in turn means that shotguns cannot hold as many rounds be it in an external (detachable) or internal magazine.

Slugs and shot are not the only projectiles shotguns can shoot. They can fire flares, bean bags, flechettes (darts), cubes, and pyrotechnic rounds. This versatility is a big plus for shotguns.

In order to compare one type of firearm to another, equivalent versions must be examined. Shotguns come in single-shot, double-barrel, lever-action, bolt-action, pump, and (semi) automatic. Rifles do too. However, if one were to compare say, pump rifles to pump shotguns, or semi-automatic rifles to semi-automatic shotguns then shotguns come out slightly ahead in terms of price. This is because rifled barrels are more complex and thus more expensive than just a tube.

Shotguns and rifles have advantages over the other. In addition, there are numerous factors (not covered in this article) that effect performance. Rifles tend to shoot farther with greater penetration. They also can hold more rounds of ammunition (usually). Shotguns are more versatile and easier to hit targets with. So, if rifles and shotguns were in a contest it would be draw.

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