In trying to reach game and targets out to long ranges a lot of shooters have been led by the nose to more power , bigger bullets , hot loads etc etc etc. by manufacturers and unskilled shooters.
4 items compose a great 1000 yd long range rifle/shooter
1) Physical condition of he rifleman ( shooter )
2) Excellnet/good condition rifle
3) Optics with a 20 moa one piece mounting base
4) Ammuntion that can travel at least 2600 fps and Mach 1.2 at 1000 yds
Shooters preference for recoil. I chose the 7mm 08 because I can load ammunition from the 270 cal up to the .308 ( 175 gr ) range.
The proof of my endeavors : part 1 ( 162 gr AMAX ) part 2 ( 139 gr hunting bullets ) out ot 1,000 yds. this particular Remington 700 Varminter brought down a west Texas antelope at 725 yds with a 139 gr SST bullet.
Remington 700 Varminter 7mm 08 at 1000 yds - YouTube
Remington 700 Varminter part 2 _ 139 gr Bullets at 1000 yds - YouTube
Enjoy...its November , less than one month for a great hunt this year