Does anyone shoot proficiently at 1000 yards without having taken any proper training? Same question goes for 800 or 600 yards as well. Reason I ask is because my local membership range has 600-1000 yard targets but only deemed qualified folks get to use them. (There is a second gate to go through and that lock code is only given to those members.) The range rule as I understand it is that you have to be checked out and have the blessing from an expert marksman before you can have the code. But still my confusion is how did those guys get to be good enough at those extended ranges to pass the test? I plan to ask them myself next time I see someone rolling through the golden gates. I've been a member there for three years now and have never received word of a training day or test day. Longest I've stretched my shooting is 550 yards at a buddies deer camp. I was shooting at an empty cardboard 24pk soda box. I hit it 35 out of 50 times. So I feel good and confident with my abilities to get there. The range does have 300 yards open to general members like myself. Would increased practice at 300 yards put me in a position to go shoot at 600 to pass a test if I study and calculate bullet drop graphs?