This evening I managed a new PB on the long range hunting front, a 704yd hare. I first spotted the hare at 500yds but the wind was a 3 oclock crosswind at that point and I didn't like the idea of judging an unpredictable crosswind so I moved to a neighbouring farm and took the shot from 700yds with the wind blowing full in my face. Luckily the hare didnt move and was still on the same spot 15 minutes later after I had moved. I ranged the hare which was difficult to do as the light was falling and the Nikon rangefinder wouldn't pick up my target so I used the nearby hedge to get as good a range as possible. I tried 5 different times and the range changed from 698-715 but it also showed 704 on 3 separate occasions, so I went for 704yds. I was using my Tikka T3 Super Varmint in .243Win and my drop chart showed 15.5MOA drop and due to the wind being head on I had no windage to worry about. I set up my mat and sandbags and got the Nightforce reticule on target, checked the range once again and took the shot. PTTTTTTTTTUUUUSSSSHHHHH !!!!! The hare did a 4ft verticle jump and came to rest in a writhing heap. I thought I had winged it so quickly got my gear together and returned to the car, drove down the lane to the adjoining field and checked out my target. There was no need to worry. The balistic tip had done its job and took the heart and lung clean out. The hare is now hanging up in my garden and will be skinned and frozen tomorrow. Am I chuffed or what !!!