Long Distance Optics Prattville AL

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Bass Pro Sports
(334) 290-6400
2553 Rocky Mount Rd
Prattville, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pmSun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Coosa River Adventures
(334) 514-0279
415 Company St
Wetumpka, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 277-8180
7861 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 881-3212
2718 Carl T Jones
Huntsville, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 922-9912
West Side Shopping Center
Huntsville, AL
 
Academy
(334) 290-6600
1557 Cotton Exchange
Prattville, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 671-1370
4601 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
 
Paul Harbin's UAB Girls Soccer
423 Woodland Drive
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 749-8123
2718 Enterprise Drive
Opelika, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 760-4211
Cox Creek Plaza
Florence, AL
 

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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