Long Distance Optics Davenport IA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 441-7500
Shops on 53rd and Elmore
Davenport, IA
 
Pinnacle Stanrick Corporation
(309) 787-4100
2916 78th Avenue West
Rock Island, IL
 
Ed`s Auto Inc
(309) 797-9793
171 55th Street
Moline, IL
 
Mid America Recreation
(309) 764-5089
1330 5th Avenue
Moline, IL
 
BMX Racing Zone
(309) 796-4455
2905 19th Street Em
Silvis, IL
 
Bike & Hike
(309) 788-2092
3913 14th Avenue
Rock Island, IL
 
Croegaerts Great Outdoors
(309) 788-4868
4002 11th Street
Rock Island, IL
 
Shooting Sports Unlimited
(309) 797-2222
512 12th Street
Moline, IL
 
Jackson Performance Center
(309) 796-0850
15301 Coaltown Road
East Moline, IL
 
E-Z Livin` Sports Center
(309) 787-2244
231 1st Avenue West
Milan, IL
 

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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