Really have been wanting to shoot long range for a while now. Finally made the decision to go for it last year. I was intimidated at first, thinking I had to have a lot of fancy equipment. I was encouraged by reading articles and post on this forum and decided to go for it. I really couldn't afford a new rifle, so I decided to use what I had. I have a Ruger M77 Hawkeye in .270 Win with a Zeiss Conquest 3.5x10x50. I sent it off last year before deer season and had it retrofitted with target turrets. I also ordered the Rifle Basix trigger for the Hawkeye and installed it. It shot very close to 1" at 100 with Winchester Power Max. I zeroed it at 200 and shot it a few times out to 600 yards with some success (6-8" groups at 600). This year I'm going to reload with the help of a neighbor. I'm trying 130 gr Berger Classic Hunters with IMR 4350. I should start working up a load in the next week or so. I'm waiting to finish the bedding job. I installed aluminum pillars in the Tupperware stock tonight and will bed the action on Monday. I can't wait to get loaded and get it out to the range to try it out. I know it's not a Remington or Savage, but I believe in dancing with the date that brought you. I will post pictures of it when I get done and some target pictures of my first groups.