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Long Range Pistols Abilene TX

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Wild Bill'S Pawn #1
325675032
1441 Butternut
Abilene, TX
 
Jerrys Gun Shop
325529612
12196 Fm 1178
Abilene, TX
 
Texas Game Trail
325692695
3151 South Treadaway
Abilene, TX
 
Lone Star Firearms
325695273
134 Pack Saddle Pass
Abilene, TX
 
Longacres Inc
325672952
358 Chestnut
Abilene, TX
 
Carter, William Otto Iii
325529394
10038 Pr 2224
Abilene, TX
 
Abilene Indoor Gun Range
325698422
1309 Ben Richie Dr
Abilene, TX
 
Scotty 2K Inc
325437103
1934 A/B Insustrial Blve
Abilene, TX
 
Aigr, Inc
Unknown
1309 Ben Richie Dr
Abilene, TX
 
Patriot Gun Works
325518149
1934 A/B Industrial
Abilene, TX
 

Long Distance Lessons

A short course on extending your handguns range

Shooting sticks are helpful items when you find yourself shooting "out yonder." They are a great aid, especially when grass or brush prevent the hunter from getting in the prone position.

Rifle enthusiasts are not the only shooters who enjoy the challenge of long-range shooting. Handgunners also like to test their skills on long-distance targets in organized competition, informal plinking or varmint hunting. Whether it's a rock, tin can, varmint or steel silhouette, many of us enjoy stepping up to this unique, yet difficult quest.

There are several elements that affect the success of long-range shooting, but first I should probably define "long range." For the shooter with a .25 auto trying to topple a tin can, 25 yards can qualify as long range. For those using most magnum revolvers in a hunting situation, 100 yards is long range. On the silhouette field where any hit that knocks over the target is considered good, some shooters make 200-yard shots look easy.

When shooting long range, knowing the trajectory, or path of the bullet, is crucial. Revolver rounds like the .44 Magnum suffer a great deal in this regard when compared to bottle-neck rifle cartridges. Let's look at a typical situation with a 240-grain bullet going 1,500 fps, which would be a maximum load. With the gun sighted-in at 50 yards, out at 150 yards the bullet will drop an amazing 14 inches, and, depending on wh...

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