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Long Range Pistols Joliet IL

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Rink''S Gun & Sport, Inc.
(815) 838-1371
14363 S. Archer
Lockport, IL
 
Gun Shop
(815) 439-4570
23003 West Lincoln Highway
Plainfield, IL
 
Shooting Guns
(815) 439-4867
23248 West Lincoln Highway
Plainfield, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(708) 675-3100
Orland Park Place
Orland Park, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(815) 806-4952
7370 West 191 St.
Tinley Park, IL
 
Dad''S Sports
(815) 485-9610
280 E. Haven Suite D
New Lenox, IL
 
23003 W Lincoln Hwy, Plainfield, Illinois 60544815-439-4570
(815) 439-4570
23003 W Lincoln Hwy
Plainfield, IL
 
J.R. Shooting Sports Inc.
(630) 236-7788
519 N Oakhurst Dr
Aurora, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 554-9061
2470 US Hwy 34
Oswego, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 548-1476
Springbrook Prairie Pavillion
Naperville, IL
 

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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