A friend of mine put the idea in my head that I might like to try out long range shooting/hunting. I understand that this isn't the cheapest sport/hobby in the world but I was wanting to not break the budget getting set up enough to a) decide if I would enjoy it, and b) find out if I could develop the skill. I came across a deal on a Savage model 10 in .308 and snapped it up. My thoughts were to put it in a new stock like this one since I have a carbine with a thumb hole stock and like the feel of it (with a more subdued color scheme than is shown): Get a heavier barrel. Put a good bipod on it and a Mueller 3-10×44 Tac II scope on it (I happen to have one on another rifle) Would this setup be good enough to a) learn on, and b) get some idea if this is something I want to invest money in? Any opinions would be welcome.