Former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner walks us through his process for sighting in a new rifle in real-time and delivers several other shooting tips in the process.

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Rifle – Tikka T3x TAC A

Optic – Vortex Razor HD

Looking for more long range shooting instruction? Ryan Cleckner’s book, Long Range Shooting Handbook, is the complete beginner’s guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it’s easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from his years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. 

Ryan served as a sniper team leader with the U.S. Army 1st Ranger Battalion (1/75) on multiple combat deployments. He writes firearm related articles for major firearm publications and blogs and hosts two gun podcasts.

His other credentials include being a gun lawyer, firearms industry professional, best selling author and a university professor. Rayn has had over twenty FFls and worked with hundreds of others to comply with ATF regulations. He owns and runs a website designed to help people obtain their Federal Firearms Licenses: as well as and

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