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Long Range Pistols Columbia MO

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Targetmasters
(573) 443-3700
4101 N Rangelinen
Columbia, MO
 
Powderhorn Gun Shop
(573) 875-4867
1213 Old Highway 63 North
Columbia, MO
 
Ammo Alley / Shooters Alley
(573) 634-6196
11562 County Road 395
Jefferson City, MO
 
Beth Arms
203393161
381 Amity Rd
Bethany, CT
 
Bass Pro Sports
(573) 886-7100
3101 Bass Pro Drive
Columbia, MO
 
Searcy, John R
573449166
951 Rockbridge Ln
Columbia, MO
 
Foster''Sbass Pro Shop Of Columbia
(573) 443-3300
1108 Business Loop 70 E
Columbia, MO
 
Aces & Eights Gunsmithing
573295682
4073 County Rd #452
New Bloomfield, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(573) 447-1001
227 N. Stadium
Columbia, MO
 
Fonvilles Gun Shop
573299467
13878 Hwy 63 S
Vichy, MO
 

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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