Originally Posted by geetarman
It must satisfy some inner need that I just don't get.
Hitting little-bitty things that are far away.
A 22-250 shooting that 35gr bullet at 4,435fps is about as close to a hand-held laser as you can get, inside about 400 yards.
Imagine shooting woodchucks:
In the head, with no hold-over or scope adjustment, at 365 yards.
See the far, more or less triangular brown patch in this picture?
That's 365 yards. My .204Ruger requires a wee-bit of holdover at that range. The 22-250, none.
You can shoot them from Point Blank to near on 400 yards without worry of "Let's see, how far is that? How many clicks, how much hold-over?"
Even the wind is irrelevant so long as it's not strong. Even with a good, stiff wind, you only get 3 or 4 inches of drift at those distances with those speeds.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.