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June-July 2024

Not By A Long Shot

Modern hunters are all too willing to gamble on long shot opportunities. More than a trend, long-range shooting at big game is, like it or not, here to stay. Modern rifles, scopes, and bullets are capable of killing cleanly from distances that were unheard of to our grandfathers.

If you’re willing to eat, sleep, live and breathe the long-range shooting lifestyle, fair enough. I’ll never naysay a hunter that’s put in the hard yards to become an honest-to-goodness precision rifleman. However, few hunters put in the time to become accomplished shooters, and at the moment of truth, they simply don’t have the skill to predictably place bullets through vitals.

[Continue reading "Not By A Long Shot" in the June-July 2024 issue of Petersen's HUNTING]




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