I decided to get into the long range game two years ago when I was on a mule deer hunt in Wy. (live in Indiana) I had a buck somewhere in the 180-200" range at 650yds and couldnt take the shot because I knew the rifle I had was not set up for it and I didn't feel comfortable with it. There was no way to get closer so we sat there and watched him and his buddy which was probably around 140 -150" for over an hour.
When I got home I started my quest for long range information, found this site read about 1000 post to decide what cal. to go with finally decided on 7mm rem mag. (yes it has limitations) but for a dedicated deer/antelope rifle for me
it was the best choice. I found a smith close got lucky there who I thought could build me what I wanted. After we set down and talked he had a few suggestion we built my rifle. I put a nightforce on top of it $2400.00 was a hard pill to swallow but I DO NOT regret it. Last time I shot a few weeks ago before are deer season started I shot an honest 2.75" group at 800 yds I think I am about ready to start workin towards 1000. Was it hard to let go of $5300.for a gun yes was it worth it Hell yes because it's better to spend it once on equipment that will do what you want at least for me so that when
you do all that practice you know you are using something that is capable, so the majority of the missed shots and large groups are shooter error and not the equipment.
The only other thing I have to say is Damn that Broz, now I gotta build a new 300 win mag and get some 215 bergers. You can't argue with 19 and 0.
Sorry for the long rant just my .02, I'm countin the days till Sept. got 3pp for deer and antelop. Might have to call Broz for a guide with his record.