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Long Range Pistols Peoria IL

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Dd Sales
309697344
4809 W Middle Rd
Peoria, IL
 
Kemp, Hylee F
309682729
4310 N Voss Ave
Peoria Heights, IL
 
Patterson, Jason Allen
309303065
5121 N Ogden
Peoria Heights, IL
 
Ben'S Firearms
309699079
213 Caroline St
Creve Coeur, IL
 
Dunham'S Sports #9108
412367220
3425 N Unversity Ave
Peoria, IL
 
R & J'S Northside Pawn
309673227
1215 Northeast Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL
 
Select Firearms
309685076
4206 N Ashton
Peoria, IL
 
Heights Gun & Hunter Supply
(309) 686-0312
1313 East Seiberling Avenue
Peoria Heights, IL
 
J & D Specialty Goods
309673723
124 N Kickapoo Terr
Peoria, IL
 
Midwestern Firarms Co Inc
829 E Camp St
East Peoria, IL
 

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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