Wisconsin Hunter Safety Course


Understanding Distance

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.