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Long Range Pistols New Bedford MA

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Ron''Ssports Shop
(508) 994-8211
13B Russells Mills
South Dartmouth, MA
 
Onset Kayak and Canoe Company
(508) 291-1333
146 Onset Avenue East
Onset, MA
 
BANANAS Inc.
(508) 291-0005
3029 RT. 28
E.Wareham, MA
 
Fairground Trader Inc
508586986
421 Belmont St
Brockton, MA
 
J Dedominicis Gunsmith
978256742
3 Diane Ln
Chelmsford, MA
 
Supplydepot
(508) 763-8684
51 East Howland Road
East Freetown, MA
 
Cape Cod Kayak
(508) 563-9377
676 North Falmouth Hwy
North Falmouth, MA
 
Siver, Jerry Lee
978706508
125 Main St
South Lancaster, MA
 
Boston Gun & Rifle Assoc Inc
617436884
1483 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA
 
Paradis Firearm Repair & Machining
508867326
78 Elm St
North Brookfield, MA
 

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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