Wisconsin Hunter Safety Course

 

Understanding Distance

Identify Your Target and Beyond

Bullets travel far! Always make sure of your target and beyond. If you miss the target, the bullet can travel a great distance before it hits something or runs out of momentum. This chart shows how far a bullet can potentially travel.

The 3 Most Common Calibers Used and their Distances 

.22 - This rimfire bullet can travel more than 1 mile.

30-30 - This centerfire bullet can travel up to 2 miles.

30-06 - This centerfire bullet can travel over 3 miles.

 
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