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Long Range Pistols Albany NY

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(518) 218-7410
Crossgates Mall
Albany, NY
 
Sports Authority
(518) 782-7192
221 Wade Road Extension
Latham, NY
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Classic Firearms
516742222
156 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY
 
J & J Sporting Arms
845226751
624 Sixth Rd Hillside Lake
Wappingers Falls, NY
 
Davis Sport Shop Inc
845753219
120 Rt 17
Sloatsburg, NY
 
Sports Authority
(518) 869-4490
161 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Adirondack Paddle''n''Pole
(518) 346-3180
2123 Central Av.
Schenectady, NY
 
Gilde, Jon N
631499348
230 Ft Salonga Rd
Northport, NY
 
Westside Rifle & Pistol Range, Inc
20 West 20Th St
New York, NY
 
Hurlbert, John N
845298108
20 Degarmo Hill Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY
 

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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