Originally Posted by trebark
If you're interested in determining whether or not you're interested in 'long shots', why not make some investment in your current '06? If you reload, you have great choices in bullets and can send them at reasonable velocities. You could use the platform to shoot targets and varmints out to 1k.
Once you develop some experience, you will have a better foundation to make decisions about a new rig dedicated to longrange shooting that can take elk at 600yards (think 300mag or bigger!).
So tell us about your current rifle, then we can give you some advice on upgrades to it. To give you some ideas of inexpesive upgrades you can make, check out my nephew's rifle...
I like this kind of thinking... start with what you got and work up. Glad I found these forums. I have a Remington 721 and a Winchester which I don't want to modify due to sentimental reasons. The Remington has had extractor problems which have now been corrected for now. :(
On the note of calibers, I was thinking of starting out with 300 Win Mag. If I wanted upgrade options from there, what would you recommend if someone might want to eventually consider the .388 Edge?
Your nephew's rife is beautiful. Very inspiring!