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By Don Ogle 

Local writer takes 'Offhand Shot' at prestigious post


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Joe Arterburn of Sidney sits beside his first gun, a Remington 582, one of the subjects providing inspiration for his Outdoor Life column. (Outdoor Life page used with permission)

Most shooters will tell you the offhand (standing) position is, by far, the most difficult to master. Unlike other positions, there is no additional support to steady one's aim. Offhand is the least preferred setup when in the field, and the truest challenge of skill when it has to be used.

Beginning this month, Sidney's Joe Arterburn is taking the writer's equivalent of a long-distance standing shot on what he hopes will be a regular basis with an outdoor column aptly name "Offhand Shots."

What makes Arterburn's shot so difficult, and worth the risk, is that his column is, using outdoor ve...

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