yup, it does. Unless I'm out on the road, I don't have a shooting lane more than about 100 yards, if that. If I was a hunter, I'd be focusing on the game at that yardage, and then choose a rifle with SD/HD in mind after that. But everyone has their own choices to make. Everyone has a different set of objectives and paths to choose. Foe me, in the city, I don't have that kind of open lane. Even from the top of the 4 story building, there's not that long of a shooting lane open. And I doubt I have the skill to make that kind of shot at more than 100 yards, if that.