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Long Range Pistols Bozeman MT

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Northern Lights Trad. Co
(406) 585-2090
1716 West Babcock
Bozeman, MT
 
Bozeman REI Store
(406) 587-1938
2220 Tschache Street
Bozeman, MT
 
Queens Connection
406626581
27500 Old Hwy 10
Huson, MT
 
Beaudrys Western Supply
406538882
158 Valach Road
Lewistown, MT
 
Triangle Guns
406538539
58 Log Cabin Lane
Lewistown, MT
 
Northern Lights Trading Co.
(406) 586-2225
1716 W. Babcock
Bozeman, MT
 
Ottos Service Center
406538738
99 Upper Spring Creek Rd
Lewistown, MT
 
D & K Sporting Goods
406464232
6710 Hwy 191 N
Roy, MT
 
Far West Guns
827 Quarter Horse Road
Rosebud, MT
 
Rancho Loco Bordega
406662323
1689 Hwy 72
Bridger, MT
 

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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