I grew up on the Texas Gulf coast, surrounded by marshland, rice fields, and the edge of the Big Thicket. As a kid I always had a 12 gauge, 22lr, and a Sheridan Blue Streak 5mm pellet gun. Well, to make a long story short, I didn't always have money for shotgun shells, so most of my hunting was with the 22lr or pellet gun. I've killed everything from raccoon to feral dogs. Now before anyone accuses me of cruelty to animals, the feral dogs would eventually form packs and start harming livestock. As a 12 year old kid, I took pride in my ability to get close enough to a feral dog to take him out with an air rifle. One well placed shot through the ear would drop them right where they stood. Its amazing what a well placed shot with a 22lr or pellet gun will do to small game such as raccoon, rabbits, squirrels, etc. The purpose of this long story is to ask, what is the longest kill shot anyone has made on a small animal with open sights. Everyone talks about scopes, but I never hear anyone mention iron sights. For me, I was very confident and consistent with iron sights out to 75 yrds with the 22lr and about 30-40 yrds with the air rifle although I preferred inside of 30 for it.