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Long Range Pistols Prescott AZ

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American Gunshop Inc
(928) 776-1873
122 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ
 
Prescott Valley Guns
(928) 772-7705
8620 East State Route 69
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
High Gear Bicycles
(928) 445-0636
237 North Mount Vernon Avenue
Prescott, AZ
 
Orchard Ranch Mobile Home Park
(928) 772-8266
11250 East Highway 69
Prescott, AZ
 
Bikesmith Cycle & Fitness
(928) 445-0280
723 North Montezuma Street Suite A
Prescott, AZ
 
High Country Guns Knives & Pawn
(928) 445-7704
555 White Spar Road Suite A
Prescott, AZ
 
Mazy`s Custom Gunsmithing
(928) 636-1262
396 West Road 3 North
Chino Valley, AZ
 
Bill`s Trading Post
(928) 445-6190
318 White Spar Road
Prescott, AZ
 
Friendly Pines
(928) 445-2128
933 East Friendly Pines Road
Prescott, AZ
 
Prescott Pawn & Coin CO
(928) 445-9319
231 North Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ
 

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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