Originally Posted by Jake Levi
So what ranges are you reaching out to?
I know of a Savage 30-06 available, no scope, and thinking about it, this guy also needs to sell, thanks to 0.
If, I get it I'd like to see what it can do between 600 and 1,000 yards. Or more honest what I can do with it at those ranges.
600-1000 yds is not a problem for a 30-06. If you can shoot under an inch at 100yds, that's a good start for something you can have fun with.
Many factory built Savages easily shoot that well. But, there can be a big difference between models and individual rifles from any manufacturer.
Once you get past 400-500 yds, you're likely going to need handloads to achieve consistent results. But, that shouldn't slow you down from giving it a try just for fun.
There are a lot of options for decent scopes that would be suitable for someone starting out. The Nikon 6-18x42 is one that I like for the money. But, there's a whole discussion group in this forum with recommendations.
The requirements for hunting and competition at long range are more stringent. But, you have to start somewhere.
Caution: It's addictive.
Have fun and be safe!