The first time I had the chance to try real long-range targets was at a ranch in Colorado. I’m from the East where it’s hard to find a rifle range longer than 200 yards—800 yards might just be in the next zip code where I live and shoot. There were steel plates hung up at 500, 600, 700, and 800 yards across a red-rock canyon. A rancher said, “Wind’s calm. Have a go at them.” He called my misses—easy to do when bullets smash into cliffs. At each distance this wonderful “gong” sound echoed back when the bullets smashed into steel plates hanging on cables. I thought that paper is needed for precision shooting, but wow it’s useful and fun to shoot steel with a rifle at long ranges.