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Long Range Pistols Eugene OR

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S M Gunshop
(541) 688-8700
1375 River Road
Eugene, OR
 
The Gunworks
(541) 741-4118
247 South 2nd Street
Springfield, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(541) 344-9622
Delta Oaks
Eugene, OR
 
Oregon River Sports
(541) 334-0696
3400 Franklin Blvd
Eugene, OR
 
Big R
541548409
3141 South Hwy 97
Redmond, OR
 
Mazamasporting Goods
(541) 484-9993
289 Valley River Center
Eugene, OR
 
Valiantfirearms
(541) 942-0897
533 E. Main St
Cottage Grove, OR
 
Sports Authority
(541) 342-2066
Valley River Center, 245 Valley River Center
Eugene, OR
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Eugene REI Store
(541) 465-1800
306 Lawrence St
Eugene, OR
 
Smith, Duane E
21165 Dulin Dr
Bend, OR
 

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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