No Doug, I am not wrong about the optics, the best shot in the world is nothing, if he cannot see, the scope is fogged up or the scope is loose, and I see this consistently year after year. I will also tell you that your knowing your weapon to the extent that you say you do is not the norm for most hunters out there. My hat is off to you for being that familar with your weapon, and yes I have also seen hunters being afraid of large calibers on the range. I am talking about the norm, the average hunter, and the 243 is a marginal caliber for most Big Game in North America, put in the hands of a hunter that is not as competent as you, is a little excited, and the 243 is well below marginal for Moose for example. You could kill a Moose with a stick if all things were right but we were talking about the best possible caliber and the 243 is no it. I would not bet you the 243 that you draw the first year you apply for your tag because I wouldn't want to win the gun, wouldn't have a use for it. As for the Max points, I also have them, doesn't mean that you will draw the first year you decide to apply for the permit. You should draw eventually, as long as the politicians don't change the draw system again, because they have no chance of drawing another tag in their lifetime.