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Long Range Pistols Bend OR

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British Guns
541318181
19408 Charleswood Ln
Bend, OR
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods #206
310536061
61545 S Hwy 97
Bend, OR
 
Moonlight Marine
541382152
60951 S Hwy 97
Bend, OR
 
Jj Guns & Ammo
541388790
61181 Ridgewater Loop
Bend, OR
 
Joes Gun Repair
541617904
60275 Tumalo Cir
Bend, OR
 
Green, Michael R
541383221
61754 Wickiup Rd
Bend, OR
 
Greenwood Sporting Arms Llc
541617949
160 Sw Scalehouse Lp Ste 204
Bend, OR
 
Shooters Pro Shop
107 Sw Columbia St
Bend, OR
 
Elf Enterprises
541390413
19032 Shoshone Rd
Bend, OR
 
Wal-Mart #2075
541389818
20120 Pinebrook Blvd
Bend, OR
 

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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