I was a long time resident of Montana and still have an Elk hunting cabin there. I got interested in Long Range Hunting as a result of competing in "long range" airgun shooting. We shoot competitively out to 100 yards. 5mph wind drift with a 15.9 gr .22 pellet is the same at 100 yards as my .300 WSM 190 Accubond LRB at 500 yards! I get to practice with $.03 pellets and no recoil or noise. I am 80 years young and shot my bull at 670 yds, last season. I attribute my success to shooting my airgun at various yardages almost daily.