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Mercer Boys Soccer Academy-Mercer University Men's Soccer
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(478) 477-6777
5080 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA
H & H Buildings & Truck Covers
(478) 781-4500
4740 Log Cabin Drive
Macon, GA
Howard`s Pawn & Jewelry
(478) 743-5727
3171 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA
Polywad Inc
(478) 477-0669
355 Riverdale Road
Macon, GA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(478) 477-5588
Eisenhower Crossing
Macon, GA
Farrell & Sons Firearms
(478) 742-2132
860 Pierce Avenue
Macon, GA
Capitol Cycle
(478) 475-5711
4950 Mercer Univeristy Drive
Macon, GA
Bike Tech
(478) 741-8356
3003 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA
First Street Arts Center
(478) 745-3760
715 Oglethorpe Street
Macon, GA

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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