AS we all know, "far" is a relative term, largely depending on the person, their condition on any given day, the cartridge and firearm and the conditions under which the shot is being made.
Back in the 70s, I made what is the longest shot at a game animal I have ever taken, or will probably ever again attempt.
In the Snake River breaks of Washington state, I took a mule deer buck at 500yds or a touch over.
Using a RUGER #1, 7mm mag. with 160gr Nosler Partition. Scoped with a 4X12 Redfield with the internal range finder.
Much younger and probably not so wise, I took the across canyon shot while laying down, securely rested over my pack frame/bag.
Using the info from the range finder and "book" knowledge I estimated the need for a hold over of about 14", pulled the trigger and watched the buck fall over.
One shot, bang/flop!
These days, with a chronograph in my kit, and therefore a good bit better information to work from then the book figures of those days, I would still consider this a very long shot!!!!
However, given ideal conditions with my current RUGER Hawkeye 300 Win. Mag. Throwing a 165gr Nosler Partition at a touch over 3300fps, and again with everything "right," a 300yd shot should be a "give me."
But as stated only if everything is "right" -- me, the wind, the rest, everything!
Now, with my RUGER #1 - 45/70, well that is a totally different thing!
Keep em coming!
Crusty Deary Ol'Coot