Was speaking to one of my keeper friends last night who has been helping out on one of the local estates recently.
He was telling me a story about the hind cull last year & of young keepers taking shots at 500-800+ yards with 25-06 & .270 rifles just to get the numbers they were after.
If there is any truth in this story then i find it quite irresponsible of the keepers. I know they shoot for a living & are likely to be good shots, but come on!
How easy would it be to drop a deer at 800yards with one of these calibres & would it be carrying enough energy at 800yards to kill a hind cleanly?
Im happy to shoot out to 300 yards comfortably on deer with my 25-06 or .300WM if i really have to, although i do not make a habit of it & prefer to keep the range in the 50-150 yard bracket.
When i heard this last night it really interested me & i wondered what range some of you guys are taking deer at?