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snafu:
Most of my life I was an average to fair/middling long range shot. I reached my shooting prime in my mid 40's, some 20yrs ago. Was nary a coyote that got away. Some like them close up, I preferred long shots. As they took more skill. I'm not sure exactly what made that skill? Maybe gut instinct? But it has left me.

Carolina Coyote:
Probably Eyesight, we all start to lose it as we get older.   :laf: cc

riverboss:
I love long range shooting! I found that my short neck has helped alot with shooting expecially shotgun as i dont have the tendency to raise my head off the gun, and it makes.me mount my scopes low. But as my eyes arent what the once were im starting to see a difference.

snafu:
Yeah eyesight may be a part of it? The culprit might be I'm not as sharp at estimating yardage these days.

Back in my day. I was visiting a farmer in side of his house as I ask permission to hunt his rolling open land. As we stood near his large bay window. He was pointing out his land borders. Right then a pr of coyotes popped up out of his creek 400 + yards away. I asked him quickly to hunt his land...sure. I ran towards the door. He said "where you going?" I replied I'm going to kill me a coyote, watch me.

I ran out grabbed my rifle, ran around the back of his house & went prone. Knocked the lead coyote off of the high snow drifted creek bank.

I've made longer shots than that. But their just memories now. No re-winds in life.

Carolina Coyote:
Great story!! I do love the long shot myself, very rewarding but like you I am beginning to see a difference in my ability. cc

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