I, probably like most of you, have spent hours on this forum. It's great. But in all my searching I haven't found this answer so I apologize in advance if it's been asked before and I am repeating what has already been asked. I am a relatively new hunter. I have shot guns quite a bit but not consistently up until recently haven't really made a concentrated effort to dramatically improve my shooting. So what do I do? I book a quick PG hunt to South Africa to provide motivation. Brilliant? No. But I'm committed so here we go. And what's better than booking a great hunt? Buying a new, bigger rifle of course. Again, not the smartest thing in the world. So now I have made another bonehead move. See, I am comfortable shooting my .270 deer rifle. I bought a .300 Rem Ultra Mag. I have committed to the rifle (Form 4457, Hunter Support Documentation sent, etc.) but shooting steady off of shooting sticks standing is something I have never really done....... at all. I always slung a pack on the ground, kneeled with sticks, or sat with sticks. So with a new rifle and an unfamiliar shooting position, I am questioning myself. But my main question is distance of the average PG shot. What is the average distance? When we elk hunt and deer hunt we try to close the distance as much as possible and make a clean and ethical shot. No 500 yard running on the other side of the canyon shots. We are hunting Gemsbok, Warthog, Impala, and Blue Wildebeest. So basically, at what distance do I need to be deadly proficient? Thanks ahead of time.