The gun club I belong to has a requirement to qualify on the 1000 yard range due to their insurance requirements. I have done a fair amount of long range field shooting but not at a formal range at 1000 yards. I have 3 rifles that I am considering. All are standard, thin barrel hunting rifles in the 1" to 1.5" range. They are a 25-06, 270, & 30-06. All are old Rem 700's. I use 100, 130 & 165 Nosler Partitions for hunting (Oryx this fall) so have matched that in a SPBT in Sierra for my work up and practice loads. Those are the bullets that I would plan on using for the qualifications. I have a couple of questions. 1. Is there any significant reason for using one over the other? When I run the ballistics there really isn't much difference in the down range performance for paper. 2. Is it practical to use a hunting scope (without the target turrets) in 1000 yard shooting? I understand we will start at the 300 yards (which I am sighted in for anyway, well 265) and work our way back to the 1000. I don't think they have any hold over markers so I presume that we will have to adjust the scope for the drop at the range shot. The requirement is 10 shots at 1000 yards, all in the burm and 6 in the paper. If any hit in front of the burn you are disqualified. That makes me very apprehensive of using hold over without having a definate hold over marker. Any helpful hints for a novice, beginner will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.