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Kmart #3880
304469601
9000 Fayetteville Rd
Oak Hill, WV
 
Ace Paddling Center
(800) 223-2641
PO Box 1168
Oak Hill, WV
 
Bender, Chris Wilbur
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Hc 72 Box 76
Gassaway, WV
 
Ducks Pawn Shop
304927542
249 Arnoldsburg Rd
Spencer, WV
 
Gun Mart Of Elkins
304637611
1311 Harrison Ave
Elkins, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 252-3425
Crossroads Mall
Mt. Hope, WV
 
A.C.E Whitewater
(304) 469-2651
P.O. Box 1168
Oak Hill, WV
 
West Virginia Self Storage, Inc
304565931
1677 Grannies Creek
Newton, WV
 
Ayers, Michael Allen
304765235
51 Mcgregor Drive
Sutton, WV
 
Favorite Things Loan & Pawn
304872102
2019 Webster Rd
Summersville, WV
 

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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