After reading a few articles and post on this website I decided to give long range hunting a try. I am trying to acquire a sporterized m1903a3 to use for long range hunting, and have a few questions about the rifle and long range hunting in general. If the rifle’s barrel is not accurate enough where can I find a 26” barrel for the m1903a3(preferably with 5r rifling)? Do I need a gunsmith to install the replacement barrel and to glass and pillar bed the rifle? Where can I find quality sporter stocks for the rifle? Which brands of rifle scopes are suitable for long range hunting but have a low price? Which is better mil dots or some other type of scope; what are the advantages and disadvantages to each(I am willing to learn to use a mil dot if it is better)? Where can I learn long range shooting, or are there books and videos that can teach me?