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Long Range Pistols Palmer AK

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Arctic Custom Guns LLC
(907) 373-4860
991 Hermon Road Suite 350
Wasilla, AR
 
Funny Farm Bar & Liquor
(907) 745-4597
Mile 38.5 Glenn Highway
Palmer, AR
 
Sea & C Marine
(907) 892-6250
Mi 3 Big Lake Road
Big Lake, AR
 
Delgado, John
907364362
1300 First St
Douglas, AK
 
Strassburg, Wayne W
907656129
152 Dusty Rd
Galena, AK
 
Pippel Insurance Agency
(907)745-3261, (907)745-8417
Mi 3.2 Palmer-Wasilla Hwy
Palmer, AR
 
Sports Authority
(907) 373-9889
Cottonwood Creek Place, 1841 E. George Parks Highway
Wasilla, AK
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Bill`s Cat House
(907) 892-7875
South Big Lake Road
Big Lake, AR
 
Bigfoot Gunsmithing
907582293
337 W 3Rd Ave
Anderson, AK
 
Tim Bailey & Assoc Alaska
818993314
2419 Oak St
Seward, AK
 

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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