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Long Range Pistols Bakersfield CA

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Aloha Gun Traders
(661) 861-9405
3539 Brian Way
Bakersfield, CA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(661) 588-8100
Northwest Plaza
Bakersfield, CA
 
Bryant`s Quality Plus Radiator
(661) 324-4343
1030 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 
Valley Cycle Polaris
(661) 324-0768
3808 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 
The Supply Sergeant
(661) 336-0658
3530 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 
Bear Mountain Sports
(661) 854-1634
17801 South Edison Rd.
Arvin, CA
 
Suzuki of Bakersfield Honda Center
(661) 324-9695
2211 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 
Coastal Netting Company
(661) 631-1582
2933 16th Street
Bakersfield, CA
 
Pensingers
(661) 325-5055
1770 Golden State Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 
The Tint Shop
(661) 323-9229
2801 Brundage Lane # C
Bakersfield, CA
 

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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