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Long Range Pistols Reading PA

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Al'S Arms Inc
717580258
Stoudt Antique Mall Rt 272 Booth 256
Adamstown, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 323-7100
Coventry Mall
Pottstown, PA
 
Bowers Sport Shop
208 E Main St
Youngsville, PA
 
Stephenson, Cynthia
215322618
1005 Industrial Blvd
Southampton, PA
 
Wilsons Gun Repair Inc
570658356
3691 Ulsh Gap Rd
Mcclure, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 373-7366
Broadcasting Shopping Center
Reading, PA
 
The CRANK
(610) 898-1500
203 West Penn Avenue
Wernersville, PA
 
Armament Services International Inc (Asi)
215552005
103 Camars Dr
Warminster, PA
 
Tackle Shack, The
570724513
9683 Rte 287
Wellsboro, PA
 
Barnes, Kevin A Ii
570673493
92 Hardscrable Rd
Roaring Branch, PA
 

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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