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Long Range Pistols Kalispell MT

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Northwest Parts & Rigging Co
406892177
5460 Hwy 2 West
Columbia Falls, MT
 
Rocky Mountain Outfitter
(406) 752-2446
135 Main St.
Kalispell, MT
 
Whitefish Sea Kayaking
(404) 862-3513
321 Columbia Ave.
Whitefish, MT
 
Hs Munitions Inc
406777210
4406 Rathburn Lane
Stevensville, MT
 
Laurel Rifle Club
406628460
Po Box 21
Laurel, MT
 
Turners Reloading
503388267
150 Timberlake Dr
Lakeside, MT
 
Silver Moon Kayak Company
(406) 752-3794
1215 N. Somers Road
Kalispell, MT
 
Tims Gunsmithing
613 5Th Ave
Laurel, MT
 
Far West Guns
827 Quarter Horse Road
Rosebud, MT
 
Bartel Ace Hardware
406538400
815 Ne Main
Lewistown, MT
 

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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