I've been watching the long range TV show and to be honest I'm very intrigued with what I've witnessed. Over the last 20 or so years I've mainly focused on archery hunting but as I get older I'd like to get back to shooting my rifles. I'm very interested in trying to set up a rifle for extreme long range shooting/hunting. I'd like for some input from you guys regarding what I need to do to accomplish my goals. My goals are to shoot 1500+ yards on paper and limit my hunting range to whatever distance (roughly 1200-1250 yards) my setup will allow me to retain at least 1200 ft/lb of energy. I have already did a little research the rifle I plan on using. However, I have not settled in on; scope, range finder, portable atmospheric condition tool (looking at the Brunton Pro), chronograph...
The rifle is a Sako TRG in 30-378 Weatherby with 1:11 twist rifling. I currently have it set up for short range hunting of whitetail. This gun has proven to be an excellent shooter in years past printing near same hole at 200 yards. This rifle has perhaps 80 rounds through it all ready so I believe it is broken in well. I do my own hand loading and have all the equipment needed to load bench rest quality ammunition. My tentative research leads me to 210 grain Berger VLD as the bullet of choice. However, I have not purchased these yet since I want your input. I also am looking at the Night Force 5x22x56 scope but upon reviewing some data on line there appears to be some US Optics and Schmidt and Bender scopes I need to consider? I realize this is much to ponder so
Atmospheric condition device
Anything I've forgotten or overlooked