Hello all, To begin, I am fairly new into the realm of Long Range Rifles and am seeking the wisdom of others to help mold the right gun for the job. I am wanting to build a long range rifle to hunt deer at around 1000 yds. I have looked into a couple directions: Scope: Nikon Monarch Gold- not sure what magnification and size is needed, or is there a better brand? Barrel: Looking for a handmade, Krieger? but what specs should i look for in a barrel? Action and trigger: Savage Accu-trigger or a Shilen trigger Stock: no clue- was wanting to keep it cheap, but if it effects accuracy, what would work? Caliber: maybe a .308 not sure what is needed? not to sure about this field.. I have read about converting a Remington 700 long action to a 300 win mag. Is this something worth pursuing? As you can probably see, I do not know much about this subject, but am wanting to learn more. I do not want to spend over 1500 to 2000 dollars. What should I do and what direction should I take with this gun? I want to enjoy the process of building it as well, and learning the art as I go. I hope I didn't sound too stupid in writing this, but this is currently where I am at, Please Help! Lee W.