14 y/o\'s First Long Range Hunt William 14 y/o, this year has been target shooting at distances longer than 500 yards. He weighs 190 lbs and likes shooting my 300 RUM using the Harris bipod in the prone position. I had been working some loads for my November Elk hunt and shooting 200 grains Accubond at 3232 ft/s out of the muzzle of my Remington factory barrel. Being that it has no muzzle break, I’m proud of my boy’s ability to shoot it. Just before his mule deer hunt he made a 2 shot 2” group at 677 yards… On the second day of the hunt,10/12/05, he decided to take this small buck at 412 yards away, certainly not impressively long range, but surely long enough for his first long range hunt. I pulled my Dell pocket PC with Exbal already running, gave him the info and he fired… Down he went, the 200 grains broke the spine, and unfortunately it needed a second shot to put an end to it. I still was very proud of him. Latter on I remembered I had make adjustments that did not considered the next day at camp I placed an old shovel close to 400 yards… William fired… it went in a bit low and to the left. Had it been a buck would have been dead… again! I think the boy is hooked!!! Young buck... my wife barbequed some venison an boy was it good!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif THANK YOU ALL!!!