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Long Range Pistols Bloomington IL

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Blue Line Firearms & Police Equip
309261114
1208 Windsor Dr
Normal, IL
 
Darnall`s Gun Works & Ranges
(309) 379-4331
6125 East 1175 North Road
Bloomington, IL
 
Heritage Hobbies Inc
309661000
207 Mecherle Dr
Bloomington, IL
 
Langhoff & Co
309828945
814 W Jackson St
Bloomington, IL
 
Guns N Stuff
(309) 820-9508
1206 Towanda Ave Suite 2
Bloomington, IL
 
Freedom Firearms
309451583
1005 Teegan
Normal, IL
 
Miller Brothers Sports
309242033
1709 B Linda Ln
Normal, IL
 
Lushers Sales & Service
309846331
1205 Sandburg Dr
Bloomington, IL
 
Flatiron Gun Repair
309663113
2049 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
309454160
200-C Greenbriar Dr
Normal, IL
 

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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