Long Distance Optics Storrs Mansfield CT

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 648-4044
179 Pavilion Dr.
Manchester, CT
 
Alternative Spoke
(860) 487-6100
15 Phelps Way
Willington, CT
 
Wilderness Lake
(860) 684-6352
150 Village Hill Road
Willington, CT
 
Center Sports Archery
(860) 228-1666
3 Orlando Drive
Columbia, CT
 
Water Hole Custom Leather Inc
(860) 875-9561
224 Hartford Turnpike
Tolland, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 376-4141
Lisbon Landing
Lisbon, CT
 
Nassiff`s for Sports
(860) 450-7090
745 Main Street
Willimantic, CT
 
Discovery Zone Learning Center
(860) 228-8885
187 Route 66 East
Columbia, CT
 
S & D RV Service Co
(860) 228-2278
168A Route 66 East
Columbiac, CT
 
General Rental
(860) 870-7622
407 Merrow Road
Tolland, CT
 

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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