It's only 540 yds, not long to some but I am new to the game and have been practicing a lot. Well today my practice finally paid off. I decided to go coyote hunting with a buddy. Started out with 4 howls to peak the intrest, glassing I found one that popped up at 540 yds. So I get everything set up, the gun is steady, and trigger pull too light. I barely touched it and went off (guess it was the excitement that got to me). I thought I had blew it as the dog ran off, but I immediatley put the foxpro one coyote pup dist. and about 2 min later there was another dog standing in the same spot. This time I made sure I kept the safety on till I was absolutely ready. Ranged againg with the Leicas to verify. 540 on the dot. Dialed up 8.5 MOA, checked the wind slight breeze from left to right hardly noticeable. Put the cross hairs right on the brisket (he was facing me) and aimed at his right side and squeezed the trigger. Got the scope back on him just in time to see it hit. The his was a little lower that I wanted, and the wind took it a little more that I had anticipated. But all in all it was a good day. The third dog we called in was being chased by a doe over the hill so we didn't get him. I assume she had a little one near by.
Remington 700 VSSF .22-250, stock except Timney trigger.
Nikon Monarch UCC 5.5-16.5x44
52 gr. AMAX behing 33.5 gr H4895