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Long Range Pistols Rockford IL

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Forestcity Firearms
(815) 262-4279
137 N. Chicago Ave.
Rockford, IL
 
Wellen`s Guns- Ammo & Gunsmithing
(815) 623-2935
10404 Moonglow Drive
Roscoe, IL
 
Club-Conex
(815) 639-0300
304 South Chicago Avenue
Rockford, IL
 
Kegel`s Bicycle & Store
(815) 229-5826
2605 Charles Street
Rockford, IL
 
Action License & Title
(815)226-0626, (815)226-0682
2448 South Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 
Black Hawk Gun Shop
(815) 547-4133
1443 South State Street
Belvidere, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(815) 397-7115
Rockford Crossings
Rockford, IL
 
JCPenney
(815) 398-5440
1280 S Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL
 
Cycloid Corporation
(815) 398-1074
1800 Broadway
Rockford, IL
 
Garrett`s Cafe Grill and Drink
(815) 484-9473
1631 North Bell School Road
Rockford, 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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