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Sporter Specialties
605945311
614 Stewart Pl
Pierre, SD
 
Outdoors Unlimited Inc
605224955
401 S Pierre St
Pierre, SD
 
Dakotamart
605224887
120 West Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
 
Tinker Kennels Inc
605224997
3005 Karen Ct
Pierre, SD
 
Makoweski, Peter
605224531
20461 Green Grass Rd
Pierre, SD
 
Runnings Farm & Fleet
605224166
1600 N Harrison
Pierre, SD
 
Hermans Guns
605224402
1412 East Church St
Pierre, SD
 
Central South Dakota Reloading
605224508
710 North Madison
Pierre, SD
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #1685
605224883
1730 N Garfield Rd
Pierre, SD
 
Bechards Reloading
605224816
1608 Hilltop Dr
Pierre, SD
 

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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