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Long Range Pistols Madison AL

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J Cs Gun & Tackle Shop Inc.
(256) 830-0761
1650 Jordan Ln Nw.
Huntsville, AL
 
Bobs Gun & Pawn Shop
(256) 533-9743
2509 Governors Dr Sw.
Huntsville, AL
 
Larrys Pistol And Pawn Shop
(256) 534-1000
2405 Memorial Pkwy Nw Ste C.
Huntsville, AL
 
Rowan Armory Services Llc
256828931
159 Comet Dr
Toney, AL
 
Dempsey'S Pawn & Gun
256828657
12061 Hwy 231-431 N
Meridianville, AL
 
Wiley Outdoor Sports, Inc.
(205) 837-3931
1808 Sportsman Lane NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Peters, William L
256852177
151 Waterbury Dr
Harvest, AL
 
Ammo Dump Indoor Firing Range
(256) 534-9515
2405 Memorial Pkwy Nw.
Huntsville, AL
 
Green'S Sporting Goods
256420840
189 Tristian Rd
Toney, AL
 
Blacksmith Pistol Exchange
256828984
1001 Steger Rd
Meridianville, AL
 

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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