Re: Ok who out burning powder and smelling the Roses?
Live along the Yukon, have a 100 yard range & heavy duty T bench on back porch; like it that way. I actually have a few guns that hold tight groups until 7-8 shots; then move out. I take my time and let them cool down, shoot off and on all afternoon. I started extending a trail out to 200 yards, eventually get it cut out.
My nephew just got back from Afghan and was up for a visit and shoot some bear. Dang knees getting so bad, I'm riding 4 wheeler everywhere it seems; can't walk 4 miles no more. So I find my hunting is all access by atv or snowmachine. Riding trails & dirt roads with no traffic. We rode in 8 miles across tundra on our summit when nephew was here, no caribou yet. Once they show up, so do the wolves and see more grizz.
I use a 30-378 up above tree line for the long shots and usually don't go through much ammo with that gun. I've got to load up some more ammo for 6.8 & 338 fed for this fall. Have shot off 200 rounds of each just out and about on 4 wheeler this spring, maybe not that much; but more than I usually do. My daughter is home from school for summer, we shoot the 556's at targets quite a bit and she got a 300 lb bear last week, so enjoying the guns some. Be minus 50 in 4 months and I don't shoot much then, better enjoy it now I guess.