Originally Posted by JimBoIHN
Having joined this forum I understand it NOW. Looks like the new bullets are going to require new barrels for lots of us. But keep them coming. Are there any CHEAP new barrels available? That's a consideration for many of us.
Yes. But, cheap is often the most expensive option in the long run.
You don't have to use extreme anything to have fun shooting long range.
Find the best BC bullet you can that will stabilize in your existing rifle.
Develop a sub-MOA load.
Go shoot some steal at increasing distances.
You're going to want good optics with accurate/repeatable turrets. Buy or borrow a range finder or shoot on a range with known distances.
Get some practice doping, dialing, and reading conditions. Then, go extreme as you get more comfortable with all of the real costs involved.
Initially, you only need to compete against yourself.