Originally Posted by westcliffe01
I think that frankly Broz is in a little different class to the majority of us. If you are taking shots with a time of flight that is measured in seconds vs milliseconds than I can see that the benefits of a FFP count for naught. Provided that the reticle is not so thick that it obscures the target, those of us working our way out to longer distances and frequently engaged in shorter range fast shooting like the constant reticle subtentions.
You might be surprised at how many there are shooting regularly past 1000 these days. A few years back I was in one of Shawn Carlock's Defensive Edge advanced classes with 3 other shooters from a few different states. We all went past 1000 yards like a rabbit with his azz on fire. There were first round cold bore hits at 1500 plus yards as well as a 2nd round hit on a rock dubbed "the chicklet" at 1705 yards. It was the size of a cantalope. And these were students looking to improve their knowledge and skill sets. The longest shots were when Shawn and I send some of the first 300 gr Bergers to something like 2300 yards. So yeah, flight times in the 3 plus second area were a reality. I have watched and learned on this forum as distances have gone from a 700 yard shot being a very long poke to seeing many take game out to 1000 in a relatively short period of time.
One also needs to consider the area you hunt shoot and live. Shooting to well past 1000 for me is as easy as sliding open the patio door in our master bed room. Two of the coyotes I have taken past 1000 were done prone from the bedroom floor. I am not doing anything that anyone else could not do. I am just fortunate enough to live where it comes easy.
There are many ways to skin a cat. Pic you method, and practice it enough that it becomes second nature. If you find a flaw that is staring you in the face, be wise enough to change it and keep shooting as often as you can.