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Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 766-8377
Hampden Commons
Mechanicsburg, PA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(717) 565-5200
3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 373-7366
Broadcasting Shopping Center
Reading, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 652-3174
Colonial Commons Shopping Center
Harrisburg, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(814) 941-2273
Logan Towne Center
Altoona, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 652-3174
Colonial Commons Shopping Center
Harrisburg, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(717) 848-1696
Us-30 & Kenneth Road
York, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 409-9790
Providence Town Center
Collegeville, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(814) 864-3500
Millcreek Pavilion
Erie, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 518-5200
Brandywine Square Shopping Center
Downingtown, PA
 

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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