Hey guys, I'm new to the site and to long range hunting(anything past 500 yards). I recently put a rifle together in hopes that I would get drawn for elk this year. I wanted a rifle with enough power to take an elk ethicaly up to 8-900 yards. Well my hopes have come true and I will be going on my first AZ elk hunt in 14 years! The rifle I put together consists of the following: Savage 111 Trophy Hunter XP 7mm Rem Mag (24" barrel with 1:9.5" twist) BlackHawk Picatinny Style 0 MOA Scope Mount Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44 EBR-1 MOA Scope BlackHawk Bipod I've had decent luck with the Winchester Silver Ballistic Tip Ammo, but not great luck. I can shoot MOA most of the time. I would really like to get this rifle SUB MOA if possible. So I went out and purchased all the stuff needed to get into reloading. So this will be my first experience in reloading. I have chosen to start with H1000 powder, Remington Brass, Winchester WLR Primers, and Berger 168 gr VLD Hunting Bullets (already purchased and in my gun safe). After reading, and with products tough to find right now, that's what I landed on. Lol. I may be WAY off, but I figured it would be a good place to start. My questions start when it comes to COAL. I understand and have read about starting off with min loads of powder and working up. I've read my reloading manual front to back a few times now. However, when it comes to COAL, I am lost when it comes to the Bergers. In the instructions from this site, and from Bergers site, they say to start with the bullet just touching the rifleing and work up in steps until the sweet spot is achieved. Then work in smaller steps to achieve the best accuracy. I'm not sure how to tell when the bullet is just touching the rifleing. I'm sure there are tools out there for this, but is there another method to determine this? Does anyone have any good COAL starting points for me? Anyone wanting to throw out some info for a newb would be much appreciated. Thanks guys!