...Let me assure you that we were under fire and our lives were in danger. ... these people were making an attempt on my life.
Or they thought they were on public land where they could do some target practice, and they were sloppy about picking a suitable backstop.
Shooting at any time without clearly identifying your target and establishing that it is appropriate to shoot at the target is irresponsible.
kraigwy provided the definitive answer here
Originally Posted by kraigwy
There is no way in hades can you justify 600-800 yards as self defense anywhere in this country.
No where in this country is deadly force condoned for trespassing.
If something was to happen, you can bet both in civil and criminal proceedings this "Ruger American Rifle, sniper" post will some how show up at trial...
So we're all done here, and we should not see this revisited by the OP.