So i have been slowly getting into rifle hunting over the past couple of years and have been shooting a savage .308 and have been very successful with it taking 4 antelope and some mule deer. I wanted to get someting new and stoped by the local gun shop and he had a new Savage Long Range hunter in .300 wsm
so i picked it up. Now i know its no custom rifle
and it isnt gonna be a 1000yd shooter out of the box but its what i can afford with the economy and child support being what it is.
So i am gonna start with adding a picatinny rail and i already have a nikon monarch 5-20x44 scope i am gonna use for now to get me shooting.
I was wondering what other inexpensive things i can do right away to make it shoot better. I have heard good things about the final finish bullets has any body tried these? Also i am going to be reloading and i have about 300 rds of winchester brass i got from a buddy for free. I also have some hornady 165 gr interbonds and some berger 210 vlds i want to try to work up a load for does anybody have any pet loads they like to shoot?
I am considering a laminate tactical stock and bed it.
Like i said i am not looking to be able to shoot to 1000 yds but wouldnt mind if 500 yds was doable in the near future. Thanks a lot guys.