Long Range Pistols Chico CA

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Ronda`s Husbands Gun Repair
(530) 345-7848
3106B State Highway 32
Chico, CA
Russelures CO
(530) 342-1162
Po Box 537
Chico, CA
Mike Friend RV
(530) 343-0245
2933 Esplanade
Chico, CA
Jackson RV Transporters Inc
(530) 893-0527
4950 Cohasset Road Suite 1
Chico, CA
Shasta Trailer Sales
(530) 342-8747
3140 Esplanade
Chico, CA
Gun Customizing
(530) 865-0333
4531 Co. Road East
Orland, CA
Ideal Auto Sales of Chico
(530) 893-8474
2576 State Highway 32
Chico, CA
North Valley Bicycle
(530) 343-0636
2590 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA
Raptor Rod Works
2954 State Highway 32 Suite 700
Chico, CA
Trophy Ammo
(530) 345-5000
640 Royce Lane
Chico, CA

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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