well I have been reading this site for almost a year now and I feel like I can post now, I must say you have made getting into long range shooting much easier than I thought, I bought a rem 700 xcr ltr in 308 win and all the reloading stuff. I was able to make my handloads very accurate without alot of waste, the gun is awesome it will shoot 168,and 175 smk in one hole at 100 and I have shot lots of rocks at 700-1000. I am currently hunting with 178 a-maxs at 2740. I have one question it shoots .5 inch groups with the a-maxs and 45 grains of varget no pressure signs, should I try more powder I really see no need but I have to ask p.s they group well at longer ranges than the smk I do not think they are asleep yet at 100 because they have never shot better than .5 no-matter what I did to the load just printed a 3.75 three shot group at 650 yesterday. again I cannot thank you all enough, some of you guys know more about rifle shooting than I thought even excisted, thanks a ton and keep the good info coming.