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Old June 22nd, 2014, 06:45 AM   #1
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200 yard Mid size .45

I was out doing some precision rifle training for an upcoming SWAT challenge and decided to stretch out my Mid Size 45.

Let me get the "you would never take a shot that far with a handgun" out of the way..... No kidding!!

The target was a 12" by 12" steel target at 200 yards we were doing rapid engagement and standing unsupported drills with. We had finished up for the day so I pulled out my 45 and said to the other shooters... Why not?

They laughed and said go for it so on my fourth round down range I got a nice ping as my bullet struck the target. Not great but not bad. My buddy grabbed a shooting table with support and got a hit on his second round. .... Asshat!!

It was cool to see how even though missing the rounds were right there and consistent with only a slight holdover.

I know it will be asked ... The ammo was 230gr Federal Bonded Tactical +P LE.

Thought I'd share the fun
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 07:49 AM   #2
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It's very do-able. It's (at arms length), with about a good foot holdover to hit (walk them in) on a gallon milk jug sat 300 yards. Don't know about how much knock down power, but it kicked the dirt up enough to know it would put the hurt on you.
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I would shoot paint cans and milk jugs a 200 yards after each begining shooter's class, just to show it can be done. Always fun to watch the eyes light up in amazement, like it was a magic trick or something.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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Well... assuming minimal wind, if you can shoot a 2.5" group at 25 yards, that's 10" at 100, and 20" at 200.

On a 12" target, you're going to get a good percentage of hits if your Kentucky windage is right.

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