Long the domain of bolt-action tack drivers, the AR-15 can be a solid long-range performer, so long as you’re using an upper made for hitting targets at range.
Granted, you can shoot any gun at long range, but some are certainly better suited for it than others! There are many AR-15 variants, chamberings, and barrel lengths available, and choosing the right one for distance shooting requires combining the right mix of those ingredients.
Barrel length, caliber, and other aspects all play a part, so you want to make sure you’re choosing the right tool for the job.
And what are those tools? Here are six excellent choices of AR-15 upper for long-range shooting, suitable for anything from punching paper in match shooting to hunting the game of your choice. This article is part of our ongoing Guide to Everything AR.