and @Nevada Mike
, you guys are reaching out there and shooting! I suppose "extreme" is subjective and has a different meaning for everyone.
Tell you the truth, for the distances I normally hunt (<200 yards) most game animals, a simple range card with the ballistics in my pocket or taped to the stock works best. I've found when the stakes are at the highest, the technology should be at its lowest...keep it simple.
I never thought I could repeat a good shot on a 1,000 yard target as accurately as I’m able to. Hell, It didn’t seem attainable for me to even hit a 1,000 yard plate. But, the same day I shot 1,000, I was able to do it on a 2,000 yard target…
The most important thing for me was learning all the other necessary steps to make the progression from 400 yards to 2,000 yards using the same, rifle (MOA Rifles) 300 RUM, scope, ammo, RF Bino’s, Ballistic App, and under slightly changing conditions.
My rifle is a hunting rifle that was developed as part of a system… I use the same system with all my rifles, but with less concern for Extreme Long Range for my 375 H&H, .243, and/or my .22-250. I’m able to hunt with the same confidence and accuracy as I do with my 300 RUM. If I continue to do this, it’s logical that, I will continue to make ethical shots and kills on the animals I pursue.
With that said, I didn’t know I would hit a 2,000 yard target in 2 shots and then repeat it when I started. It was the lower range progression that was important for me. 100 yard increments from 400 to 2,000 yards.
So, to get those results I had to to do something I wasn’t used to doing. I had to invest in a rifle and system different than what I had, or known, and allow someone to teach me how to use it.
I don’t intend to hunt out to 1,000 yards, let alone 1,500! Knowing my hunting rifles, and my experience, will allow me to repeat accurate and predictable shots past 300 yards, in different conditions, is what matters to me.
600 yards is not a chip shot, but it seems unconcerning to me.
This is the rifle I use to shoot past a Mile:
I haven’t used it on Safari in SA… Not even sure I will. I hunt, or intend to hunt, more with it in the states and/or other countries.