Re: Anybody else given hunting?....
Gun Runner, Just to show you how different world views can be, In rural Alaska, hunting is about fresh meat, not sport; comes from the Indian's influence on Nature's Purpose: to provide for man. In fact it's seen as a sacriledge of sorts not to take the questionable shot by the Indians; you shouldn't be playing around/enjoying killing animals; you just do it or maybe Nature might not give you a shot again.
I'm also intrigued by long shots, but rarely take them unless I have the 30-378 with me.
I never shoot at grizzly bear over 3-4 hundred yards, they often get away when at 800 yards. If you ever walked in after a grizz that's been hit in head high brush; you'd do the same too. WE have killed caribou at 550 yards with 6.8 stag and moose at 750 yards with the 7 mag. A few times we have caught bulls across the river and several of us started shooting and somebody made the kill shot, 800-1000 yards. Everybody in the village is happy, and helps bring moose out/cut up/share.