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Rifle shot   /rˈaɪfəl ʃɑt/   Listen
Rifle shot

noun
1.
The distance that a rifle bullet will carry.  Synonym: rifle range.






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"Rifle shot" Quotes from Famous Books



... air and brought him to the earth, writhing in his death agony with a fearful wound through the heart and lungs, from which there was no escape. One quiver ran through the frame of the beautiful animal, when, he breathed his last. The echoing sound of the rifle shot had hardly died away, to which the true hunter ever listens with unfeigned pleasure as the sweetest of music on his ear, whenever he has seen that his game is surely within his grasp, the last faint melody was broken in upon and completely lost in a terrific roar from the woods directly behind him. ...
— The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself • De Witt C. Peters

... the broad expanse. Gangs of deer are seen, graceful, beautiful, following in the train of the antlered bucks, and with scent so keen and eyes so piercing that it requires the utmost skill of the hunter to approach them within rifle shot. Clouds of prairie chickens and quails are floating here and there in their short flight. It is the paradise of the hunter. Let no one think this description overdrawn. It would be difficult to exaggerate the loveliness of the flower-spangled ...
— Christopher Carson • John S. C. Abbott

... At that moment a rifle shot rang out from their left, and the last of the flying deer pitched headlong amongst the ...
— Steve Young • George Manville Fenn

... thrusting his rifle through the loophole, he fired quickly at what he took to be the flitting form of a foe. The next moment he became aware of a terrible struggle in the cabin itself. He heard a thud, the roar of a rifle shot within the confined space, a fall, and then, in the half darkness, he saw two powerful figures writhing to and fro. One was Henry and the other a mighty Shawnee warrior, naked to the waist, and striving to use ...
— The Forest Runners - A Story of the Great War Trail in Early Kentucky • Joseph A. Altsheler



Words linked to "Rifle shot" :   reach, range, rifle range



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