Hello everyone, This is my first post. I will say right up front that I am one of those other hunters, you know the ones that think you should always try to get as close as possible. My hunting values where instilled into me by my grandfather, who told me, always reduce as many variables as possible even if that means not taking the shot. He said, there will always be another opportunity, but you can never take back a bad shot. Having said that, I do not condemn anyone for what you do. I know that most everyone here is an ethical, disciplined, responsible hunter as the next. So here it is, I want to have all the experience and understanding of what you do before I make up my mind one way or another. I have always been interested in long range shooting, and I am thinking of getting into F-class. If I get hooked like so many seem to, then maybe, just maybe, long range hunting will make more sense to me (again not passing judgement). What I want to know is where to start. I have a Ruger hawkeye ss 308 that shoots 1 1/8" at a hundred yards with factory Remington umc 150grn. Can I build an F-class from this rifle (I bought it new only 4 months ago)?, or would it be cheaper to sell it and start somewhere else? I want to shoot a lot but don't want to upgrade later, so do I need a different caliber? I have owned a Remington Sendaro 300 wm. I now like the 300 wsm and have thought about getting something in this cal. My main passion is elk hunting when I hit the hills. All input is appreciated as well as any advice to something I haven't asked. Here is your chance to convert someone new into your camp!