Just this week I shot a .223 out to 500 yards, and I was surprised that I was within about 5 or 6 inches at 500 yards. This was my first time shooting at long-range, so I'm just curious if there are folks out there with enough experience to be comfortable shooting deer-sized game beyond 500 yards. I wouldn't take a shot without knowing I could kill an animal quickly, so I'm just curious if that's really possible at long distances. I'm not really looking for the answer, "shoot only as far as you're comfortable". I certainly understand that. I've seen guys on youtube shooting out to 1000 yards, and I've always thought they just don't publish the videos showing the wounded animals. Based on my accuracy at 500 yards on my first attempt, though, I think it may be possible to shoot at greater distance with pretty amazing accuracy. I know the .223 isn't the round for that, but with a .260, are long-range shots pretty certain, assuming its fired by someone with skill? Like I said, I'm new to the long-range shooting thing, and I was hoping the forum's membership could give me a little guidance. Thanks in advance for your help.