Help, I want to get into long range hunting but don\'t know anything!! Hi, My name is James A little background: I've been deer hunting in the Michigan woods for 15 years. I've allways wanted to be very good shot and think I'm pretty good at 100 yds. (Most shots in MI aren't more than that anyway, more like 75 yds and closer). I've recently caught a couple shows on tv about long range hunting, and I loved them. Now I don't really need to shoot an animal @ 1000 yds but I would realistically like to be able to shoot up to maybe 600 yds. I might shoot longer if I really get into this and start shooting competatively or something. I would need a gun that could take down a whitetail up to a Moose or grizzly I really want to go out west. I need to know where to start. I have a rifle but I don't know if it would be capable of the accuracy that I want. I'm not against having it worked on to get it there (my rifle is listed at the bottom of the page). I'm not a millionaire so I don't want to spend a ton of money on it, but I want to see what can be done and how much it will cost. I would also like to hear about some really good books or movies I can buy that tell how to be a better shooter and also what I need as far as rifles, gun smithing, loads, scopes, rest's, rangefinders etc. I want to learn as much as I can. I have also just started looking at scopes, I like bushnell's and was looking at the elite 4200, would that be a good choice? Plus what do I want to look for in a scope? Also I hear if you want to shoot very accurately you need to load your own rounds. How do I get into this or should I concentrate on the gun and scope first? Well If you guy's think of any questions I didn't ask please tell me what you think I need to know, Oh yeah my rifle is a Remington modle 700 ADL 300 win mag synthetic stock and matte finish barrel. If this gun isn't worth the work I have to put into it then I was also thinking about getting an old military gun that I could turn into a long range hunting machine. What kind of guns would be good candidates that you guys would recommend so I can narrow down my search? Well I think I've asked too many questions so I'll stop now. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Thanks, James Lapeer, MI.