Long Distance Optics Terre Haute IN

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Fat Bikes
(812) 242-2453
1119 Wabash Avenue Suite A
Terre Haute, IN
 
Custom VELO
(765) 548-8356
204 North Main
Rosedale, IN
 
Dyer`s Snowmobile Sales
(217) 465-5144
16997 Airport Road
Paris, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(574) 243-4789
Princess City
Mishawaka, IN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(317) 956-1400
Traders Point
Indianapolis, IN
 
JCPenney
(812) 232-3881
3401 S Us 41
Terre Haute, IN
 
David Geary Shop
(812) 446-3374
506 West National Avenue
Brazil, IN
 
Outback Archery
(217) 466-6760
508 West Grant St
Paris, IL
 
Fort Wayne Fever
Po Box 373
New Haven, IN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(317) 882-1079
Greenwood Park Mall
Greenwood, IN
 

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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