I've owned my Rem. 700 BDL 30-06 for almost 60 years. Only last year, though, with hopes of working up a good long range round, did I begin reloading. I also have a new 6mm-TCU build that's almost finished that I hope will shoot well out to 600 yds. My next build, hopefully in the not too distant future, will be the tried but true 7x57 AI for going long. I'm something of a wimp and can't handle heavy recoil, so I'm staying away from the really hot cartridges. But all this aside, I'm concerned about the increased possibilities of missing a shot and wounding, or even not finding, an animal. I remember how I felt after making a good bow shot on a deer years ago, but never finding the animal after it ran into a heavily brushed area - sold my bow the next day. Anyway, we read a lot of stories about great hunts resulting in filled freezers and happy hunters, but what about the not so successful hunts, the shots you wish you'd never taken. Have you had any of those?