Ah, ah, ah, not quite, not quite! French I was borne indeed, but a Crack Shot I never was. Although I wish. Let me share the secret... It is just that I have realized quite a while ago that to take an animal down cleanly, one actually does not really need pin-point, paper-punching accuracy. Based on common sense observation, and confirmed in Jack O'Connor's book The Hunting Rifle and other sources, the vital areas of common game are: - Pronghorn / small deer / small African antelopes: ~8" to 9" - Medium size deer / medium African antelope: ~10" to 11" - Large deer / North American wild sheep / mountain goat: ~11" to 14" - Elk / large African antelope: ~14" to 16" - Moose / Eland: ~18" to 21" So, bottom line: since 1 MOA is approximately 1" at 100 yd, 2" at 200 yd; 3" at 300 yd; 4" at 400 yd; etc. one does not need to be a 1 MOA shooter (i.e. a Crack Shot) to connect. One is much better served by being a consistent and reliable 3 MOA field-position shooter. That will keep the shot somewhere inside a 9" circle at 300 yd, which will put reliably any big game that walks in the salt. Yep, I can generally hold 1 MOA from the bench or the bipod (one needs to, in order to be effective on steel at 1,000 yd, because by then 1 MOA is 10"), but I certainly cannot do it from field positions, so I am no Crack Shot. But it does not bother me at all, because I do not need to be. I do not care if I hit a few inches high or a few inches low, or right, or left, as long as I stay in the boiler room. Heck, on Elk / Moose / Wildebeest / Hartebeest / Kudu / Eland / etc. I can even be a 4 MOA field position shooter within 400 yd, it will still go down cleanly. There is a lot of room between heart and spine on these big boys... This is why I keep saying: "From a .340 Wby, a 250 gr. Nosler Partition launched at 2,940 fps will be +4" @ 100 yd; +5" @ 200 yd; 0 @ 300 yd; -11" @ 400 yd. This means that on game typically shot with the .340 Wby (elk/wildebeest and up), from 0 to 250 yd you hold the horizontal cross hair on the belly line and let the bullet climb into the heart, at 300 yd you aim dead center, and at 400 yd you hold the horizontal cross hair on the shoulder line and let the bullet drop into the lungs. Simple. Deadly." Here we go, the beans have been spilled, sorry to disappoint, @Von S. LOL PS: and yep, I feel OK, if not perfect, with the .340 Wby in chance encounters self-defense with DG. It will do the job if I do mine.