Shooting at long range is becoming more popular. When I was young, long range was anything on the other side of 200 yards; a distance that required hold over. Now days, long range starts at around 500 yards. Its true that the quality of the rifles and optics have improved – probably more than shooter skill – but along with these advancements we’ve also seen an increase in price.
If you’re looking to get into long range shooting you’ll soon see that it can be as expensive as having a mistress or owning a Harley, though, I must admit it is safer than either. The thing is, who wants to spend three grand to just explore a new sport they might not like or have the skill to enjoy?
Mossberg’s new Night Train 100 ATR Short Action Scoped Combo is an affordable option. With a suggested retail price of an amazing $ 625.00, this rifle comes with both a high magnification scope, a bi-pod and other accessories!
I know what you are thinking, will this rifle shoot? I got behind one at Gunsite last week and from what me and the other writers who pulled the trigger could tell, yes it will. Even with affordable ammunition.
If you’re on a budget – who isn’t in this economy – consider giving one a try. At least with the Night Train you’ll have some cash left over for ammo. You can make your own empty cases, reload and shoot more. Empty cases are, after all, what it is all about.