Long Distance Optics Chicopee MA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 253-9475
Stateline Plaza
Enfield, CT
Sports Authority
(413) 493-7091
50 Holyoke Street, #DP02
Holyoke, MA
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Delivery & Assembly
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Don Gleason''s Camping Supply, Inc.
(413) 584-4985
9 Pearl Street
Northampton, MA
Taylor Rental Center of EnfieldQ
(860) 741-5999
150 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT
Enfield Motor Sports Inc
(860) 741-2173
27 Palomba Drive
Enfield, CT
Massachusetts Soccer Academy
University of Massachusetts Soccer Fields
Amherst, MA
Modell's Sporting Goods
(413) 747-3811
393 Memorial Avenue - Century Shopping Center
West Springfield, MA
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Eastern Mountain Sports
(413) 584-3554
351E Russell Street
Hadley, MA
REC Components
(860) 749-3476
72 Shaker Road Suite 8
Enfield, CT
K & S Powersports
(860) 749-3300
246 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT

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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