Originally Posted by window licker
True but if one is contemplating shooting long range at anything the thought would cross the mind that the basics had been established and there are enough resources to get at least mildly proficient at it before taking a "poke" at something? in other words there should a lot of shooting one is doing before setting out on a long range task wouldn't you say?
With a max range of 300-500yds, no not really.
As far as becoming proficient there's a reason the army use .22 trainers for most of the last century. You can become quite proficient at the basics of marksmanship without shooting long range.
Once the basics are learned at these ranges no, it doesn't take a whole lot of shooting with the hunting rig to become extremely accurate and proficient.