Welcome to Northwest Firearms
Join our community, sign up for free today!
Sign Up

Long range plinking

Messages
1,596
Reactions
4,011
100 to 500 yards off hand. Used to do it a lot on Iowa farm land. On a snow covered plowed field in winter, target the mounds of dirt. A 625 45acp revolver, Trooper 357 magnum and later a 44 magnum Anaconda. The 45 kind of lobs in. 357 peters out at 300 or so. With the sun at my back I could watch the bullets going out. Found many bullets also. followed the skips then the slugs made an arc before stopping.
 
Messages
443
Reactions
584
I have only shot out to 200 yards with a Ruger Blackhawk in 45 Colt. I am thinking about a Redhawk .45 Colt now. I am a Smith and Wesson guy but I can shoot the Ruger farther.
 
Messages
1,789
Reactions
2,315
A few years back I was having a lot of fun with a 38 Special at 4-500 yards. It was critical to point the muzzle up between shots and slowly lower it back to point of aim to get the powder back against the primer in the case. If you didn't tip it back then the velocity was much slower and the bullet would hit about 50-60 feet short. Lots of cheap fun here. I was shooting in the desert at a rock on a hillside. It was easy to spot the impact in the powdery dirt and make corrections.

I think I need to do this again, so much amusement to be had!
 

NEW CLASSIFIED ADS

LATEST REVIEWS

  • Klickitat County Firearms Training Facility
    4.00 star(s)
    Not really a range guy, as in I am 53 years old and today is the very first time I have been to an actual managed shooting range. Also, not a WA...
    • CRBMoA
  • Supporting Vendor Oregon Arms & Ammunition
    5.00 star(s)
    I've made several purchases here over the past few years and I've had a great experience every time. Prices are good, their staff is helpful, and...
    • Joe Link
  • Big Iron Armory
    5.00 star(s)
    It's great to have an LGS inside Portland Metro. Walt and Noah have put care into setting good prices and acquiring quality firearms and...
    • kr0ptkin
  • Supporting Vendor Lucky Sporting Goods
    5.00 star(s)
    Well I finally got around to taking pics of the Cerakoting work that Jeremy of Lucky Sports did for my wife and me about 3 weeks ago. We couldn't...
    • jg rider
  • Supporting Vendor Lucky Sporting Goods
    5.00 star(s)
    Here's more work that Jeremy did for me The first 3 pics are of an RIA frame that I had Cerakoted years back by an outfit in Molino. I had Jeremy...
    • jg rider