That is my thought, too. I really don't like to shoot much over 200-250 yards. Too many variables and where we hunted in RSA it was open plain and rather windy. Several times I had to pass on a good shot because of wind. Got him later on a good stalk at closer range. That's the challenge--outsmart him on his own turf. I think with a heavier bullet at near max load and within reasonable range I should be good.