Re: Shots in Practice?
How much should you practice? That's one only you can answer. What is your end goal, degree of proficiency you want to achieve, where is it at now? Then how naturaly talented are you, are you one of those that seem to strugle with the concept or one of the few that naturally think in the manner that goes hand in hand with rifle marksmanship and long range? For those that have niether the natural inclination, or natural ability, it takes a lot but can be done if the determination is there. But it takes a lot of effort. For those that have the inclination and natural ability will achieve high levels in short order, if the determination, and discipline is there.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.