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Long Range Pistols Charlottesville VA

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House Of Engraving Incorporation, The
434979364
1512 Antoinette Ave #A
Charlottesville, VA
 
Rivanna Rifle And Pistol Club
(434) 977-5482
1570 Old Lynchburg Rd
Charlottesville, VA
 
Dixie Pawn Inc
804973750
722 W Rio Rd #9
Charlottesville, VA
 
Mountain River Outdoors Incorporation
(434) 973-0239
1301 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA
 
Wal-Mart Store #1780
434973141
975 Hilton Heights Rd
Charlottesville, VA
 
Western Classics
434823131
5840 Emerald Ln
Charlottesville, VA
 
Woodzell'S
434823574
522 Shelton Mill Rd
Charlottesville, VA
 
Albemarle Law Enforcement Sales
804924515
2501 Bennington Rd
Charlottesville, VA
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
434974564
1940 Rio Hill Center
Charlottesville, VA
 
Jefferson Engraving & Awards Inc
434973303
1847 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA
 

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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