As you noted, higher BC = less drop, drift, and drag over the long haul. There are numerous threads, posts, articles about the whole long range hunting thing, so I'll not go there. Also a lot of the mono-bullets have a higher expansion velocity requirement, which turns into an effective range limitation. This is where the Berger hunting bullets shine, very high BC, lower impact velocity requirement for expansion, plus they're about the most accurate hunting bullet going. Due to the higher BC they also shed velocity slower, which in return increases effective range. Fore instance, IF I go with the normal parameters for my chosen hunting bullet (Nosler ABs or BTs) the 1800 FPS min expansion velocity recommended by Nosler can be a range limitation. With some guys it's all about exterior ballistics VS. terminal. I also agree for about 95% of the game shot in the country, the really high BC bullets aren't needed. But for the guys toting "crossover" rifles (More a TGT rifle than classic hunting rifle), why not maximize your range potential? Also, here in KS at least, anything that helps defeat the %$&^$ wind is a "good thing".