Re: Hunting with tactical rifle?
I would have to encourage you to give it a try, it is awsome. I have a remigton 700 with a milspec barrel 24" 1-11 and a quater twist with a McMillan M40-A1 stock with a nightforce scope and 20minute tapered bases. It is my mountain sheep rig and though it is heavy, when the long shot comes, shooting my trophy is a cinch. In September 2002 I killed a full curl dall sheep with one shot at 763 yards. I also use a Leupold Mark 4 10x for 600 yard and less hunting with exellent results.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.