AmmoLand -> What’s the Distance? The Long Range Shooting Guide, Part 3

AmmoLand -> What’s the Distance? The Long Range Shooting Guide, Part 3

 

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What’s the Distance? The Long Range Shooting Guide, Part 3
by Tom Mchale
In the previous two parts of the Long Range Shooting Guide, Theoryand MOA, Mils and Math, we talked about how to account for distance.

Gravity exists for most sober people, so we shooters have to “lob” our shots a little or a lot depending on how far away a target is. Last time we talked about figuring out exactly how much to lob with scope adjustments.

What we haven’t yet discussed is how to figure out the distance in the first place.

If you’re at a competitive shoot range, figuring out the distance variable is easy

Smith & Wesson’s M&P 45 M2.0 Handgun – a New Big Bore CCW Weapon
by Tom Mchale
I love a good 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. In fact, I probably shoot it better than just about anything else, and that inspires confidence.

However, in these days of angry mobs and random terrorist attacks, the standard capacity of a .45 doesn’t make me feel so warm and fuzzy. With a “normal” capacity of 7+1, it carries half as many rounds as a double-stack 9mm. It’s easy to find a wonder nine that packs 15+1 and many, like the new Smith & Wesson 2.0 models, stuff 17+1 into a surprisingly compact package.

Yeah, I know, .45 rounds are huge, and each one is capable of leveling an entire city block, but magazines can leak amazingly fast when things go bad.

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