Ok, here is the scenario -
Moose hunting with a 30.06 (your choice of optics) with your favorite 180 gr. You spot a 60"+ class bull and begin the stalk. What is the absolute furthest you would shoot at this animal comfortably? Wooded area but a clear, level shot, light breeze and lots of daylight left.
I know personally I am not comfortable with shooting more than about 250 yds. on average, but on a big animal I may be tempted to try shooting a longer distance. The way I look at it, if I am 400 yds away, I should be able to close the distance considerably, so no need to take the long shot.
At what point do you guys say to yourself "I have to get closer."?