New to this and have a question or two
Fellows I am new to this “long range” hunting concept. In my mind a long shot has always been 250 yards. The more I read, the more interesting shooting a deer or antelope out to 4 or 500 yards has become. I, at least for now, have no real desire to make longer than ¼ mile shots. Likewise I have no desire to spend a boat load of money on a gun to make those shots.
I am interested in using my Tikka T3 Lite in 270 wsm with a 4x12x50 Nikon Buckmasters scope and working on it and a load for those 4-500 yard shots. I reload and have been able to work up well below MOA loads for all my center fires, including this Tikka.
What would you guys recommend be the first 3 or 4 “fixes” to my gun in order to achieve a 500 yard gun? What bullet? Keep in mind a tight budget and I would love to do as much of the work as I can.