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 for Striking distance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Striking \Strik"ing\,
     a. & n. from Strike, v.
     [1913 Webster]
     Striking distance, the distance through which an object can
        be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is
        effective when directed to a particular object.
     Striking plate.
     (a) The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes
         as the door is closed.
     (b) A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back
         to loosen the centering in striking it.
         [1913 Webster]

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