Didn't get exactly what you wanted this holiday season? Fear not! At Kestrel, we’ve curated a post-Christmas wish list so you can shop for yourself! Long-range shooting demands precision, patience, and the right equipment. Whether it be a competition, plinking with friends, or a morning on the range honing our skills, this guide outlines essential gear for accurate shots in any environment.
Improve your Long-Range Shooting with a Kestrel Ballistics Wind Meter
Yeah, yeah. Of course, it’s at the top of our list. We know what you’re thinking... but pulling the trigger on a Kestrel is one of the best decisions you can make if you want to get serious about long-range. The Kestrel Wind Meter provides real-time data on wind speed and direction, crucial for precision shooting in any terrain. The wind is one of the most significant factors that affect long-range shots. The Kestrel Wind Meter is an invaluable tool for measuring wind speed, direction, and other environmental factors to give valuable insight into current conditions. It provides real-time data and helps you make necessary adjustments for precise shooting. Whether you're shooting in a windy desert or a calm forest, a Kestrel Wind Meter is a must-have.
Stability with Shooting Bag
Stability and proper position are important in the world of precision shooting. Achieve stability and support for your rifle with a shooting rear bag, which is vital for prone or bench shooting. Choose one tailored to your shooting scenario for optimal stability. We love the simplicity of the Accuracy 1st rest bag. If a bag like this is trusted by Todd and Colby Hodnett, call us converted. Plus, you can buy it on our website.
A Bipod is a Versatile Support System
It may seem obvious, but a bipod is a necessary accessory. There are tons of good options out there, but we love the Atlas Bipods, especially the BT10. It offers rugged support, perfect for stabilizing shots in various positions, be it prone, sitting, or kneeling. Its adjustable legs are a game-changer on uneven terrain. Outdoor Life just released a write-up of their favorites, too. It’s worth a read!
Protect the Goods with Soft Pouches
Protect your critical ammunition from damage and moisture by carrying it in soft pouches. Choose from a variety of pouch types to suit different calibers and quantities. You will always catch us with a few of these pouches from Mystery Ranch in our bag. The perfect multipurpose pouches built to last with a design that isn’t fussy. Their durability and versatility make them a staple in our gear collection.
Range Finder with Ballistics: Precision at Your Fingertips
Know your target's distance and factor in ballistics with this device. It simplifies long-range shooting by combining range finding and ballistic calculations. We love the Vortex Fury and Sig Sauer KILO6K HD but Leica also provides shooters with awesome options like the Geovid 3200.COM Range finding Binoculars.
Always Bring Backup and Pack a Range Card
Technology can fail, so keep a small range card with ballistic data as a backup. This printed reference ensures accuracy if electronic devices malfunction.
Of course, it goes without saying, but in extreme conditions, adapt your gear—hand warmers for cold hunts, sun protection for sweltering conditions, waterproof covers for wet environments, and extra hydration for high altitudes. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so we stuff our bag with our favorites like Armageddon Gear Kestrel Pocket, Pelican 1015 Micro Case, and Lightweight Sport Grey Hoodie.
Ensure these essentials, including the Kestrel Wind Meter, shooting rear bag, bipod, ammo storage, range finding binocular, and a backup range card, are always in your pack. Adapt your gear for each day on the range or hunt. Never forget to prioritize safety and aim for precision in every shot. For more expert advice on precision shooting gear, visit kestrelballistics.com.