Originally Posted by kaboku68
Range time is a necessity if you plan to take a long shot otherwise you might as well go hiking.
Not to take away from the importance of range time but with at least dall's in mind, you can be the best marksman in the world and it doesnt meen jack when youre too out of shape to make it out of the bottom of the drainage. Be in shape or you may as well stay at the range.
99.5 hours is a bit of a stretch yes but the point is all the range time in the world wont do you any good if you cant pack your fat butt with your pack and your rifle into where the dall rams live.
The point here is spend the needed time getting into proper shape to be successfull AND to avoid injury or strain on the body. The range time that gets fitted in will be enough to handle the shot when it arrives. There will be NO shot to be had without getting into shape.