What I’m hoping to get across to everyone here is this… stick to the shots you KNOW you can make.
Thank you for your kind agreement; however after re-reading my own post I think I should make one last point.
When I wrote, “stick to the shots you KNOW you can make” that means just because you can hit a dime at 100 yards 5 out of 5 shots doesn’t mean you are ready or even capable of taking that kill shot at longer ranges. I have the confidence in my ability to take a 1000 yard cold bore kill shot because I’ve made that shot hundreds of times at the range. I’ve taken the time to do the ballistics work up on my rifle. I’ve recorded every single shot I’ve ever fired through my rifle along with the scope adjustments for every range from 100 to 1000 yards and in every temp and weather condition possible. I would never attempt a shot further than 100 yards with a rifle that I haven’t spent time to do a proper work up on.
You can spend weeks on end and thousands of rounds hitting targets in the 100 to 200 yard range, but until you have spent some time at the longer ranges you really don’t know how you or your equipment will perform.