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Long Range Pistols Salem OR

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Stoutstuff
(503) 370-8900
2395 Salem-Dallas Hwy. NW
Salem, OR
 
Gwinners Shooting Supplies
(503) 623-2113
13330 Hwy 22
Dallas, OR
 
Sports Authority
(503) 378-0300
Lancaster Mall, 831 Lancaster Drive Northeast
Salem, OR
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Williams Firearms Company
541447737
2734 High Desert Drive 105
Prineville, OR
 
Russcoguns
(541) 474-2357
1600 SE N Street
Grants Pass, OR
 
De Jager Guns
503551678
2962 Wintel Rds
Jefferson, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 363-4860
275 Lancaster Drive, NE
Salem, OR
 
Past Tenths Sports Inc
541385094
61137 Rough Rider Lane
Bend, OR
 
Kerbs, Peter J
541548588
8301 S Kootenai Ct
Powell Butte, OR
 
Good Guys Guns
(541) 858-0436
259 Barnett RdSuite G
Medford, OR
 

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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