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#6173273 - 02/07/16 04:59 PM Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Between the .45 ACP and the 9MM, through a hi grade match barrel.

Which one would be better for 50-100yrds shooting at steel targets.

What bullet choices?
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#6173282 - 02/07/16 05:08 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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9mm would be my thought. Lighter and faster. I've shot 357sig at 100yds. Took a few shots to find my hold
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#6173283 - 02/07/16 05:08 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I don't own anything less powerful than .45acp.

If I was going to shoot steel, I'd choose the .44 mag. Out of your two choices, the 9 will shoot flatter

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#6173303 - 02/07/16 05:19 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Both can work, haven't shot steel that far with those but have shot 20oz drink bottles with both, took several shots to find the hold point in the front sight.
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#6173315 - 02/07/16 05:28 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I was shooting bricks with my 9mm Colt 1991 on Friday out to 50 yards without much trouble at all. My colt 1911s in both 45 and 9mm I could hit a man sized steel target without much trouble, but I am not that great of a shot with a pistol to begin with. I have a small steel bunny target I like to shoot at, and I can shoot real close to that at 100 yards without much trouble. I am sure a competent pistol shooter wouldn't have much trouble with either 45 or 9mm.

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#6173413 - 02/07/16 06:18 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I can consistently hit steel poppers and 6-8" plates out to about 110 yards with my M&P 45 with an Apex FSS trigger. Also did it with another M&P pro 9mm with an Apex FSS trigger and it was definitely faster. Sometimes a low hit on the poppers with the 9mm wouldn't knock them down and the 45 usually would even with a low hit. In the 45 I was shooting handloads (IIRC 5gr Bullseye/230gr LRN Bayou Bullets) and in the 9mm I'm pretty sure it was Freedom Munitions 115gr FMJ.

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#6173474 - 02/07/16 06:51 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Either.
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#6174854 - 02/08/16 04:24 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You'd be surprised how much fun it is to shoot pistols at that distance. It is certainly humbling- we shoot feed sacks after filling feeders and it takes a shot or mag or two to find the hold. I have a lot of respect for guys that can shoot big bore revolvers at range.
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#6175408 - 02/08/16 10:29 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
tehachapi Offline
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The 9mm would shoot flatter,especially at the javelina distance of 100 yards.

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#6175440 - 02/08/16 11:28 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
LSCG Offline
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like others have said both will work but the 9mm will shoot a little flatter.


lately I've been really interested in long range hangunning with the goal of doing some hunting with one. couple weeks back I took my Ruger 5 shot Bisley out to the 100 yard line to see what I could do.


my first group put four out of five rounds on the paper plate with the fifth round going high and to the left. all five rounds measured 12 1/2" with the four on the plate measuring 6 1/2".







I really wanted all five shots on the plate so I tried once more and was able to do so. this group measured 8"




the load I was shooting was a 350 grain RFN Gas check over a decent charge of Lil Gun in starline 45 Colt Brass. Chronograph says i'm in the 1150FPS range. now I need to find some hogs. grin




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#6175444 - 02/08/16 11:37 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Ive shot 40sw quite a bit for fun out to a hundred and could hit a 24" square plate easily once i got hold over down, calm days. 357 sig amazed me at 100yds even in wind.
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#6176294 - 02/09/16 02:42 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
tehachapi Offline
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I used to use a merit optical attachment to help out at the longer distances.

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#6176437 - 02/09/16 04:23 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: LSCG]
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Originally Posted By: LSCG
like others have said both will work but the 9mm will shoot a little flatter.


lately I've been really interested in long range hangunning with the goal of doing some hunting with one. couple weeks back I took my Ruger 5 shot Bisley out to the 100 yard line to see what I could do.


my first group put four out of five rounds on the paper plate with the fifth round going high and to the left. all five rounds measured 12 1/2" with the four on the plate measuring 6 1/2".







I really wanted all five shots on the plate so I tried once more and was able to do so. this group measured 8"




the load I was shooting was a 350 grain RFN Gas check over a decent charge of Lil Gun in starline 45 Colt Brass. Chronograph says i'm in the 1150FPS range. now I need to find some hogs. grin









Fine looking gun and a SHOOTER too!
Who made your grips, I have an identical set on my Blackhawk .44 Special.
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#6176900 - 02/09/16 08:50 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/18/13
Posts: 142
Loc: central Texas
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw

Fine looking gun and a SHOOTER too!
Who made your grips, I have an identical set on my Blackhawk .44 Special.


thanks! I made the grips. they're English walnut. I also smoothed the action out, installed a wolff spring kit and made the front sight.
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#6178446 - 02/10/16 08:52 PM Re: Handgun Shooting at steel.....@...100+yards [Re: Buzzsaw]
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neither. use a rifle

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