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Long Range Pistols Hilo HI

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Bills Gunsmithing
808966509
15 822 Paradise Ala Kai Rd
Keaau, HI
 
Big Island Gun Club Range
(808) 968-6150
Olaa Estate
Mt. View, HI
 
Security Products
808935010
34 E Ohea St
Hilo, HI
 
Johns Sportswear /Surplus
808935699
284 Keawe St
Hilo, HI
 
Kobayashi, Nash I
808935876
156 Laukona St
Hilo, HI
 
Down Factory
808966447
16-1050 40Th Ave
Keaau, HI
 
Big Island Gun Club
(808) 968-8956
304A S Maunakea Rd
Mountain View, HI
 
Z Sports
(808) 935-6111
504 Kalanikoa St.
Hilo, HI
 
Keauka Ha Military Reservation
(808) 933-0926
1046 Leilani St
Hilo, HI
 
Aloha Guns
159 Kalanikoa St Bay #110
Hilo, HI
 

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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