It never fails me to be reminded of the shot that was to far, I was young and dumb, and had no reason for doing it, I thought I was a real great shot at long range. It was a doe, she was well over 300 yards and I was using a .35 MARLIN any other time they would just fold from one shot, but on this day I was up hill and with open sights. I had my rifle resting on a big limb from an apple tree she was the bigest one in the herd, when I fired the Deer bent upwords and ran off, gut shot! there was no damned good reason for me taking that shot With that rifle. All the guys said I made a bad decision for trying it. That day I was about to give up hunting for good. but the old man set me down with all the guys and we had a talk, you have the right to make a decision right now! you can be a hunter because we have all made mistakes, or you can grow up to be a anti-hunter/gun-grabin SOB, wich we dont have an ounce of respect for,its your decision. So I wiped my nose and dried my tears and went back out that evening, I went back to where the deer was with my dad and jake we found her, about two miles in the Cedar swamp. it was luck for me. I had one of Michigans best trackers with me. Ya I did gut shoot her but I hit someting and she bled some along with the green you see when you make a dumb shot(decision) like that. How far is to far for you?