Long Distance DEFENSE? Somehow I think of that in the same terms as Military Intelligence which is to say an oxymoron. I think a prosecutor would have a GREAT TIME on that case. However, I personally understand the thrust of your assertion. Mine is a M1A SuperMatch with a 3x10 Shepherd Scope (range finding). With the preset BDC for Federal Gold Match 168gr BTHP, I can consistently hit a man sized target at over 600 meters. That figure, I think will stretch by another 300 meters as soon as I can find a KD range to test. The longest Known Distance public range in Florida is near Stuart, FL I think. Although our very own Trail Glades range here in Miami is expanding and will add such a range. I can't wait.Kid1911 said:This is my current long distance defense rifle. I can truely reach out and touch someone. Armalite AR50, single shot bolt action 50 BMG.