Since seeing this forum on the web, I've been looking at a few other forums, particularly in the USA.
There is a lot of rubbish as with all forums, but if you keep going you'll see a lot of amusing posts and there are even a few people who talk alot of sense.
The following is lifted from the www.hunting.net forum. See whether you agree. If you don't, best you go for your coffee now!
The question was about what calibre they'd want to shoot a trophy buck at 400yrds. Enjoy!
RE: 400 yard trophy? - 10/22/2006 1:13:24 AM
Status: offline First, I wouldn't even fathom the thought of shooting a deer that far.
Second, what someone else already posted. If I wasn't a good enough hunter to get closer than 400 yards, I wouldn't bother hunting. Matter of fact, I'd give my guns away.
Third, I normally hunt with a 7mm and I've never had to shoot more than 75 yards in 10 years of gun hunting.
Fourth, I don't understand what the purpose of this thread is. 300 yards........I'd have to be damn confident and sure of myself and hope that God was watching over me and to make sure the wind was just right and I was more than 100% sure of my gun....get the picture?. 400 yards.....just plain retarded and unethical.
Finally, hell, even at 200 yards if a "huge" deer came out, I doubt very seriously I'd take the shot. I had a real nice 10pt walk out in front of my stand at 175 yards two years ago, and I didn't even raise my gun other than to look through the scope. Yes, I shoot at paper targets out to 300 yards but a paper target from the dollar store verses a live deer are two whole different worlds. Plus, I have a tremendous amount of respect for wildlife.
My point; anyone that shoots at a deer that far IMHO is an idiot and needs to have their hunting privileges taken away for life. Anyone that does that obviously doesn't have ANY respect for the animal, much less themselves. They don't care if they kill the animal, they don't care if it runs off wounded, they don't care if they completely miss. They are just worried about telling their buds at the local coffee shop the story. Its pathetic and I see these types of hunters all the time and they make me sick and I have no use for people like that.