Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
Here in wv, we are limited to the places where you can even see 500 yards plus, in the timber without snowcover, its mostly a matter of luck unless you glass an area enough to know where the game will be. The snow helps but not often we have it during deer season.
Here in NJ it is similar, I only have a few fields that are over 1,000 yards across total.
BUT, IMO 500 yards is the front edge of long range! With a good flat shooting rifle a spotter isn't really needed most of the time since the TOF is probably in the 1/2 second area. Now in contrast, put yourself on a ridge across from an Elk meadow at 800 yards with openings and close cover intermixed and I think that that is a 100% different ballgame.