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John Daly Soccer Camp
Box 399
Williamsburg, VA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 249-2140
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
Buck Mountain Armory
4942 Long Meadow Ln
Crozet, VA
Electronic Warfare Associates Inc
13873 Park Center Rd
Herndon, VA
Davis, James Timothy
1826 N Columbus St
Arlington, VA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 258-3364
The Marquis
Williamsburg, VA
Appomattox River Company
(757) 890-0500
211 Village Avenue
Yorktown, VA
Collectors Services
206 N Washington St Ste 324
Alexandria, VA
Aesir Supply Company
13617 Mountain View Court
Oak Hill, VA
Collectible Firearms & Edged Weapons
19 Rapids Way
Fredericksburg, VA

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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