Many a hunter's campfire tale has included discussion of missed deer, and long shots... and the two often go together. One reason for that is the propensity to aim high when it's really not necessary. Most of our rifles shoot fairly flat, the kill zones at which we're shooting are usually not very small, and by sighting in a little high at 100 yards we can often hit near point of aim out to 200 yards or farther. Also, objects in your scope may be closer than they appear! Read on to learn more about the connection between aiming high and missing game.
Learn more about why hunters usually shouldn't aim high.