Originally Posted by Moby
WHY? Just curious. I know Elk hunters (I am not one) that shoot much farther.
I guess it's a matter of personal values. I want a clean, humane kill.
As one of my friends says: "I like to do my hunting before I do my shooting, not after."
In my system of values and sportsmanship, 300 yards is the limit for living animals no matter how much marksmanship skill you have and what rifle you're shooting.
There is also a belief among many of us older hunters that if you can't get within 300 yards of your quarry, you need to become a better hunter, not buy a bigger rifle.
Remember, 300 yards is three football fields. If you can't get that close, you have a problem. I shoot antelope on the open prairie, and I seldom shoot over 100 yards.