I'm curious how much distance a custom "field rifle" is good for as compared to the "target rifles" that the ultra long-range hunters are using. Without getting into a philosophical discussion let me say that personally I enjoy getting deep into the outdoors and I can't do that if my gear restricts me to a short distance from the 4x4. Since people have different ideas about what a field rifle is let's say 12 pounds maximum with optics. Of course, no bench or anything else that a hunter couldn't reasonably carry. I know the maximum distance really depends on the skill of the shooter, but I'm sure that after a certain distance it really becomes too difficult for the average good shooter without a heavy target rifle and all the associated gear. Also, I've learned from DC that without a spotter you're going to be limited even more. Thanks in advance for all the info.