I can't remember what the exact definition of a long-range hunt is but as far as I am concerned, anything over 500 yards should count. Today I got my cherry popped with a 575 yd kill on a Mulie doe. The best thing was it was a first round kill in less than perfect weather conditions. It was cold and very windy. Later in the day I connected a first round kill on another doe at 400 yards. At this point I was having a good time till the S%$#T hit the fan. My hunting partner wounded a doe and we had to hump 800 yards down a ridge to catch her. This was probably the most diffcult shot I have ever attempted. I was bushed from the long run, I had only a wild *Rule 4 Violation* guess as to the range and I had only 2 rounds left to hit a moving target before it escaped wounded. Talk about added pressure. The first round was not perfect but it did the job to put her down so I could use my last round to finish her off. All in all the day went well. I fulfilled my goals and broke through the 500 yard barrier convincingly. The rifle is a bone stock Winchester Model 70 30-06 in a lightweight fibreglass stock. Peter Cronhelm PS I'll see what I can do about posting some pictures.