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Long Range Pistols Louisville KY

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Adams Ordnance
201 N. Spring Street
Louisville, KY
 
Shooter''Ssupply & Law Enforcement
(502) 327-6827
8007-8 Vine Crest Ave.
Louisville, KY
 
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
417873500
951 E Lewis & Clark Pkwy #100
Clarksville, IN
 
Kentucky Shooting Sports
(502) 957-6255
135 B Marketplace Dr.
Louisville, KY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(502) 420-6400
Oxmoor Center
Louisville, KY
 
Tb Custom Firearms
1042 Lincoln Ave
Louisville, KY
 
Dick''S Sporting Goods
(502) 420-6400
7900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
821288219
951 E Lewis & Clark Parkway #800
Clarksville, IN
 
Biff''S Gun World
(502) 937-1996
12706 Dixie Highway Vall
Louisville, KY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(812) 288-2194
River Falls Mall
Clarksville, IN
 

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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