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Long Range Pistols Harrisburg PA

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Kell Brothers Guns Inc
717362323
4539 Rt 209
Elizabethville, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 766-8377
Hampden Commons
Mechanicsburg, PA
 
Kell Brothers Guns Inc
717362323
4539 Rt 209
Elizabethville, PA
 
White Tail Gun Shop
554 Knarr Rd
Jersey Shore, PA
 
Kmart #9140
717762717
706 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 652-3174
Colonial Commons Shopping Center
Harrisburg, PA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(717) 565-5200
3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Walts Sport Shop
256 Spring Mill Ave
Conshohocken, PA
 
Kitchen, Raymond F Jr
570864379
318 A Old Tioga Turnpike
Shicksshinny, PA
 
Krieghoff International Inc
610847517
7528 Easton Rd
Ottsville, PA
 

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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