Hi, I'm looking for a bit of guidance from some experienced guys. I hope this is the right spot, but if not please direct me. I have a 30-06 and a 300WSM. the 300wsm was won last yr. , but I don't have the money to put the scope I want on the 300wsm yet, so it sits in my gun cabinet waiting for the future. I want to start piecing together the necessary equipment/setup and training necessary to hunt long distances (600-1000yds). The first step I took was to take up reloading, which I'm in the process of gathering the gear. I will start reloading with my 30-06 because I can shoot that gun as soon as get the equipment. I will likely shoot the 30-06 up to about 600yds, but will save the 300 for shots longer than that. What grain bullet do you recommend for shooing deer/elk? I've been shooting 150 and 165 for years out of a factory load. How many grains of powder is recommended and what type is best for these distances? A friend suggested I buy Berger VLD 168gn bullets and put them in the 30-06 load, but berger's website recomends only the .308 gun and 30-06 isn't listed, does that mean that I shouldn't shoot those in my 30-06? Also, the bullet size for the 30-06 is .308 and the bullet size for the 300wsm also says its .308, I presume I could buy the same bullets and load them into both the 30-06 and the 300wsm, correct? As you can see, I sort of know what I'm asking, but because I'm a newbie I'm a bit clueless...any help will be appreciated. Thanks.