I have a good bit of interest in LRH/shooting and zero experience. I am currently very active in competition sporting clays which is a very expensive hobby. That being said I dont want to dump a huge amount of money into LRH until I am firmly hooked and wanting to get serious. Opinions on the following questions would be helpful in getting me started. I currently own a S&W mod 1500 in 7mm rem mag. It has an old scope, and I dont have any idea of it's mechanical accuracy. It is a deer/hog/coyote killing machine out to 250 yards. It is currently point blank zeroed at 305 yards. If I mounted something like the Bushnell 3200 elite on this rifle,found some good accurate loads, and did a lot of practicing would it get me started? Would it get me to very basic F class competition? I do not reload so are there factory loadings available with enough accuracy? I spent the morning in a really good gun shop here in Charlotte and saw perhaps another option. They had a Savage 112? F class gun in .308 This gun was a little over 1k with a 20 moa rail already installed. Going this route would not leave me a lot of $ for range finder,bino's,rests,bipods, etc. I have also seen a lot of used rifles for sale on the classifieds of this site. So... put some bucks into what I have and give it a try,buy low end new, or take a chance on something used, and possibly shot out? Thanks in advance for your opinions!