Originally Posted by JimBoIHN
Shoot "at" him, you mean. Perhaps you don't care if you merely wound him, to be found by someone eventually. How about 1000 yards? !200? At what point would you pass up the shot and why?
No, 800 yards is my effective range where I'm comfortable, no further with that rifle. By the way, I'll do a search later and see if you posted similar comments to other members where they took game at similar ranges or further. If you didn't then I'll ask why you chose my post. Is it the 270 or the distance or the combo?
I've seen a lot more game wounded with bigger guns and bigger bullets at much shorter distances. Same with muzzleloaders and shotguns and a handful of archery attempts where the animal was not found.
With the combo I mentioned, if I had a deer I wanted to shoot "at" and conditions were good but it exceeded 800 yards, I'd try to hunt closer until I felt comfortable with the range and set up. Everything would have to be right for me and within my comfort zone. No, I would not shoot 1000 or 1200 yards.