Long Distance Optics Valparaiso IN

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Valpo VIP Men's Soccer Camp
(219) 464-5059
1009 Union St.
Valparaiso, IN
 
JANO HARO & Specialized Bicycles
(219) 477-4498
265 West USHighway 30
Valparaiso, IN
 
Bass Pro Sports
(219) 787-6800
6425 Daniel Burnham Dr.
Portage, IN
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Ed`s Scooter World
(219) 762-6106
2872 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN
 
Flag Stick
(219) 926-2108
1603 South Calumet Road
Chesterton, IN
 
Delong Lure MFG
(219) 465-1101
955 Joliet Road
Valparaiso, IN
 
Dexter`s Bike Shop
(219) 759-1431
786 McCool Rd
Valparaiso, IN
 
Camelot Bowling Centers Inc
(219) 762-8558
5201 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 
Creekside Outfitters
(219) 926-1113
358 Indian Boundary Road
Chesterton, IN
 
Sports Authority
(219) 942-3500
3201 E. Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, IN
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

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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