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Richmond Kickers
2001 Maywill Street Suite 203
Richmond, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 360-8165
Short Pump Mall
Richmond, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 253-0800
9204 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA
 
Appomattox River Company
(804) 897-1556
14213 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(540) 834-4561
9721 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 261-1853
Creeks at Virginia Center
Glen Allen, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 897-5299
Chesterfield Plaza
Richmond, VA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(804) 496-4700
11550 Lakeridge Parkway
Ashland, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 9:00pmSun 10:00am - 7:00 pm

Hokie Soccer Experience at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
 
John Daly Soccer Camp
Box 399
Williamsburg, 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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