For me long range hunting is about adding long range shooting capabilities to my standard hunting skill set. Now, if an animal hangs up on a call, or I can't get closer to the herd, I have a tool for that. I don't really get "into" setting up for a planned shot at 1700 yds for the sake of reaching further, not saying someone else should share my ideas or their's are wrong. I think what I do and practice should be called long range hunting, even though it really isn't very similar to the long range hunting Broz et al is describing. Maybe we could clarify by calling your hunting extreme long range, Broz et al. I think part of the fervor of the discussion is fueled by this discrepancy in styles or ideals. I know my desire to chime in is kindled when I hear, "What benefit is there for long range hunting?" I don't believe you are intending any harm at all, btw. I know the benefits FFP are well worth it and very valuable to my hunting framework. Money saved is the only possible benefit to SFP for my long range hunting.
How do you SFP users feel about the hollow center reticles for precision aiming? I have two Weavers with them and I think have a lot of utility. When shooting for groups at 100 in the past, I have found myself visualizing the point of true aim behind the hairs. Using this design I never do that, or am always doing it
depending on how you look at it.
If it makes a difference I never thought you two were going to go shooting together
. I appreciate the tenacity and fight. I'm a man, like the kind that used to have duels over honor and princple. I actually think these things do some good. Keep your punches up, I want a good clean fight.