I disagree on the "reaiming" by a short burst of air close to the muzzle being worse than the same burst close to the target. As long as your bullet is well stabilized, it stays on it's original track, and only gets pushed sideways for a given time. The only difference would be due to the differential speed at muzzle and at target, and that effect is contrary to the one described, close to the target the bullet is slower and would be affected more by as side wind.
I used to love being able to hit hard at 1000 yards. As I get older I find hitting a mini ram at 200 yards with the 22 oddly more satisfying.