Originally Posted by cazador1022
I understand the value and superior performance of modern wildcats and ultra expensive "platforms" (used to be called a rifle).
I would be very interested in learning about any of you who do long range shooting and hunting with more common FACTORY calibers such as 30.06 Springfield and a regular off the shelf rifle like a Remington 700. Basically something a normal blue collar guy like me could buy.
As far as glass is concerned, ..Heck some of the scopes I read about cost more than my 2001 Toyota. So for arguments sake, lets say a Leopold or Bushnell or Nikon for glass.
Any in put in any of these areas would be greatly appreciated.
This thread was just made for you.
For all you people thinking of getting started but are intimidated by the dollars...
You can start with any quality factory rifle from the Rem, Winchester, Weatherby, Tikka, Sako, or a long list of others.
If I could only own one rifle it would be a 300wm since you can just do anything well with it out to 1,000yds with authority and of course factory ammo and reloading components for it are very easy to come by.
When it comes to glass, figure out what the most you can afford to spend is, and then save up an extra 200-300.00 and go shopping.
You can pick up a nice used Leupold VXIII, Vortex Viper, Bushnell Elite, or Zeiss Conquest for 650.00 or less if you are patient and shop well.