Hello all, I am new to the forum and wanted to tell about a far shot I had.....for New Jersey......I was blackpowder hunting on the railroad tracks and saw a deer pretty far away. I pointed my CVA Optima topped with a Leupold VXII, 300 grain Hornady SST and 100 grain 777, aiming at the neck area freehand position. I shot and and heard an echo then a thump a couple seconds later. I walked down there and found a 7 pt buck lying dead on the middle of the tracks with the bullet right behind his ear. My uncle and I came back with a laser rangefinder and marked it off to 243 yards. For where we hunt in the thick brush, I was impressed with my own shot, not that the bullets were capable of the trajectory, but the energy was high enough to zip right through his head that far. Talk about restoring your confidence.......