Here are my comments:
Rem700 SF. If this is the rifle that I think it is, with a varmint contour barrel (.82 diameter at the muzzle) with an HS Precision stock, it is a great platform from which to begin a long range rifle project. My suggestions would be to have the trigger tuned and have the action skim-coat bedded.
are quality glass and can certainly be set-up for a 1k shot. there are quite a few good alternatives. Be sure to look at Sightron, Leupold and Bushnell. Just for kicks, look at Nightforce too.
Be careful when you say "put a Huskemaw scope
on it and be good". Depending on how much internal adjustment any scope has, you might need to set it up with a canted (rear higher than the front) base.
For the sake of this discussion, the conventional wisdom says you should have 1500lbs of energy to cleaning kill an elk (1000lbs for deer).
7RemMag is a great cartridge, with the 168VLD traveling at 3000fps it has 1500lbs of energy at 550 yards. This will not reach your goal of a 1k shot.
300WinMag with a 210VLD traveling 2700fps has 1499lbs of energy at 1k.
Given this, I would suggest you choose something in the 30mag category.
Other equipment you need to consider:
Laser Range Finder (that can reach beyond 1k)
Be sure to practice, practice, practice. A rifle may have the capability to reach waaaaay over there, but it's only as good as the guy on the trigger. Your 308 is a great practice rifle.
Originally Posted by ds1304
I want a long range hunting rifle for Elk. If i buy a 700 Rem Mag 7MM SF can I just get the trigger work done and put on a Huskamaw scope and be good at 1000 yards. I already shoot well out to 600 yards with my 308. I am new to this site as well as long range hunting. I have only had my 308 for 7 months and have been shooting a lot with it. I cannot afford a lot of money for a quiality rifle, I am limited to what I have listed. Any help here would really be appreciated. I was planning on shooting the 168 VLD Berger bullet.