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50 Yds Can Be Quite The Challenge

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by doc540, Jul 3, 2012.


  1. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    I'm a little rusty... What pistol is that?

    My original thinking was a Beretta, but then I thought there was a High Standard that looked like that...
     
  2. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

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    You've got the right pistol for the job!

    I like shooting .22s at long range stuff. Try shooting clay pigeons at 100yds. I've got a couple of swingers and one is a 4" at 175yds. That one is tough to hit with a .22 pistol!

    With practice an 8" swinger isn't too hard at 100yds.
     
  3. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    Some of my favorite shooting is shooting small handguns at 52 yards, standing.
    It's surprising how accurate 2 inch revolvers and pocket pistols are at that distance.
     
  4. ronin.45

    ronin.45

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    It's real fun to stretch the legs of your handguns a bit.
     
  5. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    That's nothing. I hit Necco wafers at 300 yards all day long with my Red Ryder.



















    :supergrin:
     
  6. bac1023

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    The 41 should be up to the challenge if you do your part. :cool:
     
  7. Off hand, standing, I'm basically a 4" shooter at 25 yards. 8" at 50. 16" at 100.

    I'd guess that I'd hit your 100 yard target no more than half the time, and maybe worse than that :)
     
  8. bac1023

    bac1023

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    8" is pretty small at 100 yards with a handgun.
     
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I shoot beer/coke cans at 50 yards all the time. Great fun and good practice too. Sometimes stretch them out to 100 yards, but depends on what pistols I brought to the range.
     
  10. doc540

    doc540

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    Definitely is!

    And it's a real confidence builder.
     
  11. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    That looks like so much fun. I just picked up a new Ruger MKIII and I can't wait to go stretch it out like that. Very nice Smith also.
     
  12. doc540

    doc540

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    Congrats:wavey:
    That MKIII will ping'em at 50 with no problems!
     
  13. AZ Jeff

    AZ Jeff

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    I am betting most of you (M2 Carbine excepted) are still pretty young. My eyes cannot see with enough clarity to hit stuff that small with a handgun at that range. I miss those days....
     
  14. doc540

    doc540

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    1949/trifocals

    Ya just never know till ya try. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  15. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Red dot. I don't need one yet, but I know I will.
     
  16. doc540

    doc540

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    After trying a 2X Leupold, then a red dot, I went with the factory irons which seem to work just fine.