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Shooting 1,270 Yards with a 5.56 NATO AR-15 Rifle

Guns & Ammo Rifles & Optics Editor Tom Beckstrand pushes the limits of the 5.56 NATO cartridge in this segment of “Long Range Tech” for Guns & Ammo TV. Pairing a SIG Sauer MCX Virtus rifle loaded with Hornady 73-grain ELD-M ammunition, Beckstrand attempted to ring steel set at 1,270 yards, an incredible distance for any 5.56-chambered rifle and beyond the typical range for an AR-15.

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