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Long Range Pistols Baton Rouge LA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(225) 766-9100
9330 Mall Of Lousianna Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Gulf Coast Outfitters
(225) 926-3597
7656 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(225) 271-3100
175 Bass Pro Boulevard
Denham Springs, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Larry'S Auto & Shooters Supply
318941270
16169 Highway 1 North
Simmesport, LA
 
Bayou Marine Center
337363661
1580 Tate Cove Rd
Ville Platte, LA
 
Academy
(225) 923-4640
8464 Airline Highway (across from Cortana Mall)
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Academy
(225) 298-6300
10808 Industriplex Blvd (at Siegen Ln)
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Pookies Archery And Guns
318253900
7735 Hwy 1
Mansura, LA
 
Stuckey, Shannon T
318623986
111 Monroe St
Ball, LA
 
Landreneau, Herman B
337363446
148 Oak Knoll Drive
Ville Platte, LA
 

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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