Re: 30 WOLF
Like I mention, many shooters would not make it to the next plate after 1000 yds even the way you explained the procedure.
Most of us are so use to a spotter shot or two that we never shoot what we call, "in the dark", at a live target even paper or steel.
As a matter of fact, even during the 1000 yd Williamsport matches, the shooters will use the impact area BEHIND the targets for their first shot or two to judge the wind , spot the shot, and make scope corections, before going to their "Sighter" target. The sighter round is 6 minutes long.
A spotter shot normally will get the shooter close to the bull when going to the target and cause the pit crew less work. Less shots are then taken during this round to eleminate excessive heat build up before your match round.
Yes, at 1500 and 2000 yards things change quick. A 36" target can be hit at those ranges with repeatability if the wind holds for you. If the wind does "tricks" you will miss, but be "VERY" close to the steel.