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Long Range Pistols Iowa City IA

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The Ammobearer Ltd.
(319) 338-6426
232 Stevens Drive
Iowa City, IA
 
Iowacity Scheels
(319) 358-9959
1461 27th Avenue
Coralville, IA
 
Hill, Ralph
515233835
1905 Bel Air Dr
Ames, IA
 
Mikes Guns
515681622
5341 Se 104Th St
Runnells, IA
 
Theisen'S Of New Hampton
641394303
Hwy 18 W 413 W Milwaukee
New Hampton, IA
 
Fin &Feather- Ia City
(319) 354-2200
125 Highway 1 West
Iowa City, IA
 
Active Endeavors
(319) 337-9444
138 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA
 
Aa Shooting
515201839
220 North Park Blvd
Huxley, IA
 
Stiner Shooters Supply
515964929
1312 Ne Glen
Ankeny, IA
 
Dahlshooting Supplies
(515) 472-5762
308 East Fillmore
Fairfield, IA
 

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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