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Accurate Gun Repair
(706) 569-7020
4445 Warm Springs Road
Columbus, GA
 
Total Tennis
(706) 561-1108
4727 Milgen Road
Columbus, GA
 
HomePage Express
(706) 321-1634
900 North Ridge Drive
Columbus, GA
 
Midland Army Surplus
(706) 563-5091
6945 Macon Road
Columbus, GA
 
Below the Knee Inc
(706) 322-3552
2455 Simon Plaza
Columbus, GA
 
Action Portable Buildings & Truyls Fctry OTLT CTRS
(706) 322-6607
Veterans Parkway Riv
Columbus, GA
 
Best Pawn
(706) 660-0399
4315 Holly Avenue
Columbus, GA
 
Shooters of Columbus
(706) 568-9313
4445 Milgen Road
Columbus, GA
 
Up the Creek
(706) 322-7335
10555 River Road
Columbus, GA
 
Corporate & Special Events
(706) 327-1038
1747 Warm Springs Road
Columbus, GA
 

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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