What is a good way to estimate range for deer?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by d_p_holland, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. The thing that helped me most was regular rifle range time. I worked up my best loads, I got good at shooting accurately and I ended up not even thinking about 100, 200 or 300 yards.

    It was just in there.

    Not just shooting but walking out there with the targets, checking, replacing etc. Looking back at where I was shooting from, usually to make sure I was " lined up " but it all gave me, I don't know depth of field or something.
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  2. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Looking at a few of your other post you say that you just bought a 6.5CM, I do not have much 1st hand experience with said cartridge but I'm pretty similar to the 260rem. Which I do have a decent amount of experience with. Your gun should and will cleanly taking deer sized game out to 300 + yards. So id say if you have a solid zero at 100 to 150 yards and are confident with your shooting abilities dont worry about the distance unless you know its 250yards or more