Mine? Not very far by comparison even if some here thought it was back in 1818 (joke).
When contenders first came out I picked up a bull barrel 44mag and slapped a TC 3x scope on it.
108 yards, prone shot with 250gr SWC and gas check whammied a big ol doe, a true "bang plop".
I was impressed enough (this was BEFORE I heard of Ernie and SSCoyote etc lol) that I went out an bought an Xp-100 centergrip in 35 Rem and killed a 193 lb dressed out 9 point at a whopping 40 yards LOL!
Unsure now why I sold the set but its TWO WEEKS till my MOA in 6.5x284 is due to arrive with a bull 17 inch plus break barrel.
Ive picked up dies, Berger 130 gr hunting VLD, Hybred 100V, RL 17 and some H4350, a new Hornady Auto Charge etc. I hadnt loaded since I stopped varmint hunting sometime back.
Ive a farmers lane all staked out, 600 yards total, for practice, practice, practice and working loads the next couple months.
I've made comments elsewhere that "to get a 300 yard shot Ill have to get up and MOVE" but I digress. I recently acquired permission to hunt where locals wouldnt dream of hunting with deer traffic going between three woods and a creek bottom......450 yards in two directions, 250 in another.
Really liked the photo Tom had showing his range over the top of the table. Looks really similar to my area. Gotta do some testing before I decide just WHAT Ill use for a rest but once corn is down Ill have to see what I can see from semi prone with my body mostly in the creek bottom at a 45 degree angle. If the farmer is picking DURING season he told me to make sure "I had my butt out there" because he says annually he "chases a herd back and forth with his corn picker" and that they go out in the picked area and watch him drive by till he gets it ALL picked. Dang near like cheating! (but lots of doe permits here) Conditions of gaining permission is that "you take some dang DEER OUT and aren't just trophy hunting!" Getting to be more and more farmers here of that opinion too BTW.
It's one of two spots I have to hunt with the other very similar but a bit less in range being a short ridgetop that over looks 600 yards of creek that is all "government ground" on the other side. The ridge is maybe 40 percent down the length and thankfully no one will be able to see me from the road and giggle. "Look at that moron out in the middle of that field!"
At least I wont be crowded out by other hunters which has been one of my higher priorities as of late.
Going a bit "cheap" no offense to the Simmons scope lovers, for glass on it. Simmons have worked for me in the past without qualms but had hoped to put a higher end scope on it but funds dicate otherwise (see all the crap I bought earlier!).
The 6-21x44 mildot simmons should be fine for deer hunting if it holds together, and I expect it will. Ive shot one old one on 20 and 12 gauge slug guns and a 54 cal ML. No problems at all. 40 plus deer brown and down using it. With 500 yards (if practice shows IM capable) my LONGEST range I should be ok.
Not much to add on topic but loved seeing the photos and hearing the stories.
Fires me UP!
Come ON, Rich..........pant pant pant!