- Jun 30, 2017
From my experience in Long Range Shooting, I would BANK ON IT Being a LOT. I absolutely love long Range Shooting, Testing my ability, But i do so on Targets. I have seen things go WILDLY Wrong to many times when Shooting Long Range to try it on Big Game Animals. I Live & Love to Hunt, I Was Born & raised in it (I Started when i was 8 or 9 years Old) I have the UTMOST Respect for the Big Game Animals that i hunt, I am truly compassionate about them & their Conservation. I feel i owe it to the Big Game that i pursue to do my ABSOLUTE Best to Kill them as SWIFTLY & HUMANELY as Possible. Fact is, Mistakes can be made at ANY Distance, But the longer the Range, the Bigger the chances are of making a Mistake and Wounding/Crippling an Animal. Why chance it on a Magnificent, Living, Breathing Creature? They already have a tough enough time as isI agree with the ethical side of the argument, I think it's no different with centrefires once you're out at that range. I've always wondered in those long range "hunting" videos how many misses and woundings go into every video you actually see of a successful hunt.
I feel Long Range is defined by each of us individually, I Deer hunt with my Scoped Centerfire Rifles, My personal MAX Comfort Zone in perfect Conditions at a Deer or Elk is about 400 Yards. My MAX Comfort Zone at Targets? ANY Distance i can Safely Fire at