As I have said before I am trying to get into this long range stuff, so please bare with me of my questions seem easy. I am wanting to use this rig for shooting from 100-1000 yds. Got the rifle (308 win) and the load data, so now my questions is about optics. I am thinking of going with a Leupold (4.5X14 or 6.5X20), but which reticle would you recommend for a newbie? I am also looking at getting a Ken Farrell base. Should I get a tapered base? Thanks for any help you can provide.