Long Distance Optics Hampton VA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 249-2140
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 493-6400
Town Center at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(757) 262-5200
1972 Power Plant Parkway
Hampton, VA
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sports Authority
(757) 466-8107
5900 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, #226
Norfolk, VA
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 249-2140
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 638-2001
Harbor View East
Suffolk, VA
 
Sports Authority
(757) 826-5033
2106 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Appomattox River Company
(757) 890-0500
211 Village Avenue
Yorktown, VA
 
Premier Athletics Club
4201 Wilson Blvd. #110553
Arlington, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(434) 974-5640
Rio Hill Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
 

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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