Long Distance Optics Austin TX

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(512) 339-3299
3210 Kramer Lane
Austin, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(512) 252-2800
19000 Limestone Commercial Drive
Pflugerville, TX
 
Austin Outdoor Gear and Guidance
(512) 473-2644
3411 N. I-35
Austin, TX
 
Academy
(512) 407-6310
7513 North IH-35 (at Hwy 183)
Austin, TX
 
Austin Canoe & Kayak
(512) 719-4386
9705 Burnet Rd #102
Austin, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(512) 263-2953
3921 Market Street
Bee Cave, TX
 
Austin Downtown REI Store
(512) 482-3357
601 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
 
Lone Star Kayaks
(512) 626-9840
3800 Woodbury
Austin, TX
 
Sports Authority
(512) 989-6732
Tech Ridge, 13609 N. IH35, #3
Austin, TX
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Austin REI Store
(512) 343-5550
9901 N Capitol of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX
 

Making Your Long Shot

"Not by a long shot" used to mean bad odds for a gambler trying to fill an inside straight in five-card stud. Nonetheless, nearly every hunting catalog and magazine we look at these days bombards us with "long-range" ammunition, "long-range" optics, and "long-range" rifles.

Long shots in the 400-plus-yard range should never be attempted at whitetails unless you have practiced thoroughly and are using an adequate long-range rifle/ ammunition/optics combo that you have confidence in.

For most whitetail hunting situations in the eastern half of the country, "long-range" is pretty short. But consider this: One of the most common land units in rural America is a 40-acre field. And there is scarcely a whitetail rifle hunter living who hasn't at least once in his life been sitting in a ground blind or tree stand along one edge of a 40-acre field and seen a buck of his dreams feeding placidly at the fencerow on the opposite side.

How far away is that deer? Just a quarter of a mile, or 440 yards to be exact. Should you try that shot? Probably not. But the temptation can sometimes be overwhelming. Not to mention the growing amount of whitetail hunting occurring in the more open states of the Great Plains and West....

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