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Long Range Pistols West Des Moines IA

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Ozark Artillery
515222173
442 52Nd Court
West Des Moines, IA
 
Davis, James C, Firearms
515282609
931 32Nd St
West Des Moines, IA
 
Pro Service Firearms
515321328
3561Turnsberry Dr
West Des Moines, IA
 
Bowers Guns
515225079
1132 59Th St
West Des Moines, IA
 
Smg, Ltd
515245445
1163 24Th St 299
Des Moines, IA
 
Aukee, Reuben
515224657
5101 Aspen Dr
West Des Moines, IA
 
Heim'S Firearms
515262255
1220 S 50Th Place
West Des Moines, IA
 
Scheels All Sport
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy Bldg 4000
West Des Moines, IA
 
Big Kmart #3447
515222086
10331 University Ave
Clive, IA
 
Panther Creek Outfitters Llc
2663-2667 100Th St
Urbandale, IA
 

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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