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Long Range Pistols Greeley CO

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(970) 461-9762
The Shops at Centerra
Loveland, CO
 
Elite Appliance Service
(970) 330-6831
7105 W 11th Street Rd
Greeley, CO
 
Aamco Transmissions - Greeley
(970) 330-4858
2445 West 29th Street
Greeley, CO
 
Burris CO
(970) 356-1670
331 East 8th Street
Greeley, CO
 
Honda Motorcycle Agency
(970) 351-8150
2780 8th Avenue
Greeley, CO
 
The Kings Pawn
(970) 353-7838
2600 8th Avenue
Greeley, CO
 
American Pawn Shop
(970) 353-1024
(970)353-1024
Greeley, CO
 
JC Penney
(970) 352-2016
2080 Greeley Mall
Greeley, CO
 
Jims Auto Sales
(970) 351-6855
2515 1st Avenue
Greeley, CO
 
George`s Repair Shop
(970) 352-9492
825 7th Street
Greeley, CO
 

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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