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Long Range Pistols Morgantown WV

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Wal-Mart Supercenter #3215
304291562
6051 University Town Centre Dr
Granville, WV
 
Long Shot Sporting Goods
304892450
Rt 1 Box 157
Newburg, WV
 
Frazier, Fred Jay Iii
304669903
Rt 2 Box 361
Farmington, WV
 
Mason Dixon Rifle Club Inc
(304) 594-0868
Rt 1 Box 269
Bruceton Mills, WV
 
Kmart #4936
724430016
99 Matthews Dr
Uniontown, PA
 
Oak Flat Sport Ranges
(304) 864-5309
Oak Flat Road Box 3
Reedsville, WV
 
Ye Old Lock Shop
304449180
111 County Line Drive
Fairview, WV
 
Paradis Firearm Repair & Machining
508867326
78 Elm St
North Brookfield, MA
 
Quality Home Comfort Htg & Clg Inc
304265445
Rt 4 Box 346
Grafton, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(304) 598-0554
5000 University Town Center Dr
Morgantown, WV
 

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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