[QUOTE=SC Hunter;69687]Lots of great observations and advice.
Interesting a friend let me borrow his range finder today. I measured a distance that I thought was 300 yards and it was 190. Poor judge of distance I guess. So frankly, I doubt I will be taking any shots at 300 as initially posted. 200 will be challenging enough.
This is a good point for everyone to remember. No matter how good you are at hitting the old pie plate at any known (at the range) distance, you will be totally lost in the field when you are looking at an animal and have absolutely no idea of how far away it is.
I have 5 articles in the Tips section of this site that put the whole subject of long range shooting at game into a comprehensive package. I've got about 50 years of experience in there, so take a look at it, and let me know what you think.