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Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 778-0595
2000 Mallory Lane
Franklin, TN
 
Brentwood REI Store
(615) 376-4248
261 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
 
River Sports Outfitters
(615) 356-5230
73 White Bridge Road Suite G4
Nashville, TN
 
Academy
(615) 855-6900
2350 Gallatin Pike North (1 mile north of Rivergate Mall)
Madison, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 855-1459
2305 Gallatin Pike
Madison, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 855-1459
2305 Gallatin Pike
Madison, TN
 
Academy
(615) 435-8341
1915 Mallory Ln (across from Cool Springs Galleria)
Franklin, TN
 
Bass Pro Sports
(615) 514-5200
323 Opry Mills Dr.
Nashville, TN
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 896-8882
2615 Medical Center Pkwy Suite 1100
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(865) 531-2221
The Commons
Knoxville, TN
 

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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