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Long Range Pistols Macon GA

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Macon Pawn and Gun
(478) 738-0806
3338 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA
 
Eagle Gun Range
(478) 757-4867
109 Woodfield Drive
Macon, GA
 
Chuck`s Gun & Pawn Shop
(478) 922-9851
603 Watson Boulevard
Warner Robins, GA
 
Warner Robins Gun & Pawn Shop
(478) 929-0206
1251 Russell Parkway
Warner Robins, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(478) 477-5588
Eisenhower Crossing
Macon, GA
 
Ingleside Gunworks Inc
(478) 742-4868
2342 Ingleside Avenue
Macon, GA
 
A To Z Guns
(478) 474-7600
4357 Forsyth Road Suite 230A
Macon, GA
 
Ventures Guns & Stuff
478731336
645 Taylor Rd
Juliette, GA
 
Mercer Boys Soccer Academy-Mercer University Men's Soccer
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(478) 477-6777
5080 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA
 

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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