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Long Range Pistols Idaho Falls ID

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Sports Authority
(208) 524-2525
Hall Park Plaza, 1592 17th Street
Idaho Falls, ID
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses,
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Center of Mass
(208) 346-6065
894 North Highway 91
Shelley, IN
 
Bent Rod Outdoors
208879250
1303 East Hwy 93
Challis, ID
 
Silver Creek Outfitters Inc
208726528
500 N Main St
Ketchum, ID
 
Lost River Outfitters, Inc
208726170
171 North Main Str
Ketchum, ID
 
Canyon Whitewater
(208) 522-3932
450 S. Yellowstone
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Winton Sporting Goods
208253602
2323 Springs Creek Ln
Council, ID
 
Bates, Robert L
208587821
3860 Canyon Ck Rd
Mountain Home, ID
 
Daves Guns
208587496
3960 Ne Hodge Lane
Mountain Home, ID
 
Shaw, John Fred
208788831
102 Aspen Lakes Dr
Hailey, ID
 

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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