A: Yes, because I started competing in NRA Mid-Range (200- to 600-yard) matches in 2013 and have gone from pitiful to pretty competent. It involved relearning everything I knew, or thought I knew, about shooting past 300 yards. If you want to extend your range, compete. But I can't let it go at that. Just because you can shoot farther doesn't mean you should. It can come in handy in the field on occasion, but to set out with the intent to drop the hammer on a critter so distant that it is oblivious to danger isn't hunting. It's just plain killing. Generally, my advice is to get closer.