Do we practice enough with our rifles to be proficient at their maximum range. Or do we limit our shots to the range which we are capable of making an effective 1 shot kill???? I have hunted squirrels and rabbits with a rifle sense I have been old enough to hunt, I have been known to shoot wasp in the yard with it as well.. I have always enjoyed practicing with my deer rifle at long range 200 to 500 yds. My sons and I shoot and practice regularly But when I'm hunting deer I limit my shots to the range I feel is my maximum effective range, even though I know for certain that I can hit a spot on target much farther out proficiently.