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(970)259-5858, (970)259-2323
21760 Highway 160
Durango, CO
 
Mountain Bike Specialists
(970) 247-4066
949 Main Avenue
Durango, CO
 
Fun Center Inc - Ski-Doo® Dealer
(970) 259-1070
29603 Us Hwy 160 E
Durango, CO
 
Vandegrift Diesel
(970) 247-3301
225 Turner Drive
Durango, CO
 
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(970) 259-3874
2615 Main Avenue
Durango, CO
 
Pedal the Peaks Inc
(970) 259-6880
598 Main Avenue Suite B
Durango, CO
 
Mcneal`s Automotive Transmission Service
(970) 259-6472
20447 Highway 160
Durango, CO
 
Durango Mountain Resort - Purgatory Sports
(970) 385-2183
1 Skier Place
Durango, CO
 
Our Little Shop
(970) 385-9040
601 East 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO
 
Second Avenue Sports
(970) 247-4511
600 East 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO
 

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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