Originally Posted by yobuck
im of the opinion that the read it, dial it ,and then just one shot theory is just that, theory.
You need to listen to those who do just this.
Being a successful long range hunter is like being a successful sniper. You stalk your mark at distance, and drop it with an intelligent, high percentage shot.
I hit 500yd chucks with single shots at better than 80% with a 223.
Why only 500?
Because that's where I can hit them with such a percentage -in the field.
Is it 'long range hunting'?
Is it long range shooting?
There are no sighters.. No walking shots into game.. No shooting and shooting till you hit.. It's not a friggin video game......
For any situation where you're not certain about the shot, move to a better position for a shot.
Could be closer, could be further. What should matter is that you know what you're doing, and you get-r-done..
If you can't get a higher percentage shot, you just don't shoot.
Why would you shoot anyway?
Because you just don't get it.
And you will never be a long range hunter...