So a few years ago a good friend of mine introduced me to "The Best of The West." now I've always been a hunter, not afraid of long shots, but until I saw this show I didn't know this world even existed.
That was 2008. Now in 2012 I finally have things set up. I shoot a Howa 1500 300 WM, I got it because it has the magnum length action and I could seat Berger Bullets as long as I needed to. I use a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 scope with a mil-dot reticle, set up on a 20 MOA rail and leupold rings. I don't like that it has a 24" barrel, but one thing at a time.
The load it likes best is 200 gr Sierra Gamekings over 78 grs of Retumbo powder. It shoots about 2950 fps. Shoots about 3/4" groups. I tried Berger Bullets, but wasn't overly impressed with their terminal performance.
I got it worked out to 700 yards before we turned the cows back in, but sence I'm new here, I just thought I'd run it past you guys, get some feed back, suggestions, or rude remarks.
I'm on a budget, so nothing too radical please. Happy Shooting!