Originally Posted by Daves762
Don't think your going to cold bore kill stuff at 800+ I don't care what you read, or how often you practice, it's just not reality even in professional sniper circles.
I agree with most all of your post, but the above part, Well, I have to disagree with. Now conditions rule in any long range shot but given a set of good field conditions my success rate for first round kills is very high. If I feel the wind is too strong to do so I will pass. But this season alone, we have, with my rifle, taken 7 big game animals in the 800 yard area and farther. This also includes one at 802, 972, 1005 and 1285 yards. All this past season and all one shot cold bore kills that didn't require a follow up shot or any tracking. Practice and knowing when to pass is the key to a high percentage of one shot , cold bore kills .
By the way all these were with my 300 win and 215 Bergers and a side discharge brake.