the average range for elk in the unit I hunt is generally around 300 yards but then there are some closer and some farther. I usually opt out of the 300 for deer as I prefer to have some meat leftover when I'm done so I tend to go for my 243 or smaller for the closer 100-200 yard deer. at 300 yards the bullet drop, even with a flat shooting round like 300 wbymag is pretty big and the difference of 2 inches at 100 can mean the difference of 6 at 300 which can easily mean the difference between a wounded animal and a dead one.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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