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Long Range Pistols Paducah KY

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Dunn''Ssporting Goods
(270) 443-2144
3445 Park Ave.
Paducah, KY
 
Freddie`s Guns & Taxidermy
(618) 524-1107
3622 Doug Sumner Lane
Metropolis, IL
 
Fort Massac Fish Market
(618) 524-3152
1117 East 2nd Street
Metropolis, IL
 
Ideal Products Inc
859255773
700 East Loudon Ave
Lexington, KY
 
Paul Zint Gunsmith
859234414
1110 Dixon Rd
Sadieville, KY
 
Paducah Shooters Supply
(270) 442-3242
3919 Cairo Road
Paducah, KY
 
Hodges Hook Line & Sinker
(618) 524-3886
5447 North US45 Road
Metropolis, IL
 
Srd Shooting Supplies
(859) 653-2212
266 A Main St.
Florence, KY
 
Foxhole, The
502330137
160 Hunters Trace
Frankfort, KY
 
Egberts Gun Vault
859865147
398 Main St
Salvisa, KY
 

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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