I have been getting into long range hunting and shhoot for three years now.My furthest shot to date is 526 yrds on a westTexas mule deer.
funny thing is that the rifle I had built to use for this hunt had a technical issue, ok it was dropped from a tripod. so the back up rifle was a winchester m 70 in 7mm wsm
with a leupold vx13x9.
I had been trailing this group of mules all day but couldn't getsetup for a shot. finally I had pushed the stock to an area with allot of elevation changes, my plan was to slide my way up the backsideof the hill and get to a out crop of rocks the plan was for the mulie to be at the bottom of the ravine about 300 yrds away. I wish the deer had made the planning meeting. I slid my way up to the area I wanted to be but the deer were not where they were supposed tobe. I had about 1hour of hunting daylight left at this point , so I decided to hold my vantage point. After a bit I noticed movement on the hill across form me, I lock my binos on the movment, does all of them where does. At about ten minuets left in the day I spotted the buck I had been after a fair10 point. Hes was broad side the wind was the kicker it was whippping from 10 to 30 mph between the two peak. I had shot this riflea good bit a 500 meters so Iknew where to hold for elevation I had no clue for that much windage so with my best swag i let the shot go. te bullet struck between the last 2 ribs, the deer madeit about 30 yrds before it piled up.
I have been hooked ever since.