Okay, it's not "long range" but for the rifle and the conditions, it was a good longish shot on a mule deer doe! My partner (who had already taken a nice 22" wide 3x3 mulie buck) spotted several does on a hillside, shortly after sunrise, and after our two-mile hike & 1500' elevation gain. Since we had only seen two bucks on public land in three days of hunting, and we were running out of time for our DIY Wyoming hunt, I decided to take a doe.
The laser rangefinder read 390 yards to the rock just in front of the doe. She was between 390 & 400 yards. I used a dead tree with a perfectly placed branch as a natural rest, put the crosshairs of my 6x Leupold just behind her shoulder, and near the top of her back. Touched off the shot. It was a very steady hold, and there was no wind to speak of at that time.
The 115 gr Berger VLD flew true and flat, and was very effective. The bullet struck about 6" - 8" below where I'd aimed, and took out her lungs and heart. It also smashed her off-side fore-leg. She collapsed immediately, and rolled/slid down the slope a bit. My hunting buddy took the photo of me, ready to send another shot if necessary. It wasn't.
This is the fifth mule deer, and the first doe, I've taken with this rifle over the past five years. It's the third one I've taken with a Berger VLD. Am very impressed with their accuracy, and with their terminal results.
We boned out both of our deer, and backpacked them out, about two miles to the trailhead:
This year I took one Washington buck, and one Wyoming doe. Perhaps next year I'll find the Big Buck!