just popped over to my next door neighbors to see if he wanted to give the dogs a run. Turns out he just got back from bisley and he had this big ass cup on the kitchen table with names going back to 1800s. I knew he did a bit of target stuff but never really talked about it much. He tels me they were shooting 3 4 500 yds in the am then some long range stuff in the pm (the am sounds quite long to me) this is all with open sights!!
I know shooting game is different to targets but it does make you wonder if the high mag stuff that I see a lot of people using is OTT.
Personally i use a 4-12 x 50 swaro on the .243 for lamping and stalking and a 6x42 s+b on the .308 for deer and rarely feel that I need more power. I do prefer more than 6 on the lamp though and usually have the swaro on 12.
1000yds open sights, respect.