Long Range Pistols Idaho Falls ID

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Sports Authority
(208) 524-2525
Hall Park Plaza, 1592 17th Street
Idaho Falls, ID
Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses,
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
1303 East Hwy 93
Challis, ID
Challis, J R
8849 Challis Creek Rd
Challis, ID
Custom Gun Shop
40967 Us Hwy 89
Geneva, ID
Canyon Whitewater
(208) 522-3932
450 S. Yellowstone
Idaho Falls, ID
High Desert Sports Ll Co
201 N River Street
Hailey, ID
Bobs Sports Pawn & Lock
12 W Bullion
Hailey, ID
Wood River Gunworks
102 Aspen Hollow Rd
Ketchum, ID
Lone Pine Rifleworks
431 Main St
Challis, 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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