well, there are 3 parts to it in my mind; the first is practical use, many shoot at 20-50 yards because that's the distance they can reliably get 1 shot kills on squirrels. much farther and the variables raise the chances of an injured animal running away to die 3 days later. the second is distance availability, i shoot in my back yard and the only way to reach 100 yards while maintaining a safe backstop is to climb onto the roof and i know i'd get yelled at for shooting up there. alternatively, i can easily shoot from 20 yards and i can stretch to 50 with little issue. and third, some people just like shooting at shorter ranges. you enjoy long range shooting, i enjoy short range shooting. if i had access to longer ranges, i'd probably use them but i am content with 20-50. i do have some plans to build a scoped .22 with bipod and suppressor for some property-length shooting (max range would be close to 250 yards!) but 3 things are stopping me, i'm broke, i'm broke and i'm broke
plus i'm 19, cant buy a suppressor until you're 21.