Re: gun and scope combo for beginner long range
Don't post here often, but that post sounds like something I should have asked a couple years ago when the bug bit.
The setup that I have been working with for the last couple of years is a Savage 10FP in .308 with a Stockade Woodchuck stock that I finished and bedded topped with a Simmons 44Mag 6.5-20x42 AO mil-dot (wicked-rugged scope for dirt-cheap, but there are sacrifices in the clarity).
Total price tag so far is about $825+/-. Upgrades are always on my mind, but as price is also an issue for myself, I have no practical need for anything more to shoot/hunt out to 800 yards or so.
Though rest assured that someday soon something bigger and better will be in the works, but for getting started I couldn't be happier with the setup I have assembled.