I would go with something like this..
Encore in 7mm08 15"bbl will shoot 139grainers @ 2560 and will clover leaf 3 shots @ 200yds.. I have missed claybirds on the back bank @ williamsport by 2 feet but isnt bad considering I couldnt see the target when I fired it lol.. Actually Boyd said it "wouldnt" reach 1000yds so after the match was over I had a gentleman up there spot for me to see if I could hit the bank or not.. If I had it setup with a better scope I could of hit the claybird but aiming halfway up a tree with the bird out of site it would of been luck for me to hit it.. I would limit it 400-500yds in its current configuration...
[ 11-28-2003: Message edited by: 6.5 Bandit ]