Long Distance Optics Fort Smith AR

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(479) 646-8900
Fort Smith Pavillion
Fort Smith, AR
 
The Woodsman
(479) 452-3559
5111 Rogers Avenue Suite 153
Fort Smith, AR
 
Gellco Outdoors
(479) 646-2402
4600 Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR
 
Academy
(479) 494-1740
5001 Phoenix Avenue (at Airport Blvd)
Fort Smith, AR
 
River Valley Truck Outfitters Inc
(479) 648-8855
5424 East Highway 45
Fort Smith, AR
 
Ben Geren
(479) 646-5301
7200 Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR
 
A & M Tent
(479) 452-5557
8000 Williamsburg Road
Fort Smith, AR
 
Chunknforbass
(501) 883-1830
5100 Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR
 
Cross Creek Sporting Goods
(479) 646-5251
4600 Towson Avenue Suite 51
Fort Smith, AR
 
Outer Layer
(479) 782-8188
2805 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 

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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