Re: New to long range shooting
TJ - welcome aboard!!!
Where do you plan to shoot that monster?
I'm up in Allen. We shoot at Top Gun, Tac Pro and at our ranch near Buffalo.
338LM is an expensive cartridge to load and shoot. As someone new to LRH, I'd think you'd want to get a lot of practice and enjoy it.
Unless you have a specific need or are getting a super sweet deal, I would seriously recommend that in lieu of or in additional to that rifle, you should consider something more enjoyable/practical in the 6mm-6.5mm-7mm range.
The Savage 111 LRH in 6.5x284 is very capable from 600-1000yds.