I have decided I need a new rifle for 1000yd practice. I can not afford the actual shooting cost let alone the rebarrel cost of a big bore rifle for pracice. I shoot a 300RUM for Elk/LR hunting, but have no desire to burn a barrel out in one year. I have a 700 ADL 06 I bought just in case and the case has come up. I have priced it out and I can rebarrel it for the same cost as a new rifle. I know this may seem odd, but this will be a 1000yd practice rifle. It will be braked with a heavy 28" barrel so I can get used to "doping" 1000 yard shots. My ideal world would be about 200 rounds a month for practice. I just can not afford to burn up ammo at 1-2 dollars a shot not counting burning a barrel out for practice. (Sorry I know I mentioned that before.) I am open to suggestions from those who shoot 1000yds. Please take a second and explain why you feel the caliber you suggest is the way to go. The only dies I have for this action/case head are 243, 308, 25-06, 270, 280, and 30-06. I don't mind starting with new dies and brass if I have to. As I mentioned tryind to save a buck or two. I still need to send a sope off for turrets or buy a new one. I just dont see a lot of talking about these calibers for 1000yd shooting. Am I wasting my time thinking about a 260 or a 6.5-06? I did search this but did not find specific info. If you know of a thread please post it.