Shooting a 300rum is definatly a step up. When ranges get past 800 yards, you still have the control over your hits. I have only shot to 1350 so far. With a 20moa base, I still have plenty of elevation in my scope. I am currently using a 16X super sniper, but have just purchased a leupold 6.5-20 M1 LR. At the same 1350, my buddy with an extremely accurate 308 vss, who also has a 20moa base and a great long range scope
,(he can out shoot me to 800) had all of his elevation dialed in, and had to hold three feet above the target. He only hit it one out of ten shots. I think this was because his bullets had started to tumble like you have mentioned in another post. For anyone wanting to get a great low cost rig for over 1000yards, this was my formula.
1. PSS in 300rum 725.00
2. 16X super sniper scope from swfa 299.00
3. Leupold long range base 20moa 20.00
4. Leupold 30mm rings 30.00
5. Harris bipod 60.00
6. "Hits at 1350 yards when your buddy cant, Priceless!
P.S. Thanks for the welcom.