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Long Range Pistols Austin TX

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Mcbride''S Guns Inc.
(512) 472-3532
2915 San Gabriel
Austin, TX
 
Top Cash Pawn #4
512258242
12006 Research Blvd A-C
Austin, TX
 
Sportsmans Finest
(512) 263-1888
12434 FM 2244
Austin, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(512) 339-3299
3210 Kramer Lane
Austin, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(512) 252-2800
19000 Limestone Commercial Drive
Pflugerville, TX
 
Tex-Guns
(512) 443-6106
5330 D Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX
 
Red''Sindoor Range
(512) 892-4867
6200 Hwy. 290 West
Austin, TX
 
Eagle Peak Shooting Range
(512) 267-1400
20026 Lindeman Lane
Austin, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(512) 263-2953
3921 Market Street
Bee Cave, TX
 
Austin Downtown REI Store
(512) 482-3357
601 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, 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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