I recently found this forum and have spent 3-4 days reading it for hours! I can't thank you guys enough for the time you've put into this site! I've been hunting and shooting since I was old enough to lift a gun, and even though the subject has always fascinated me, I've never truly known much about long range shooting. I've learned so much here... it's unreal! My current deer rifle is an out-of-box Winchester Model 70 Shadow in .30-06. I got it in 2000 and I've always had it zeroed at 150 yards (true long range shooting isn't very feasible where I usually hunt). I had babies born starting a few years ago and it's really put my shooting time down... so this rifle has MAYBE had 30-40 rounds put through it - total. I have so many questions to ask you guys, but I'm trying to find as many answers as I can on the forums on my own before I take up yalls' time with questions that have already been addressed. Here's one thing that I can't seem to find out, and I know it's probably a total newbie question, but here goes: Since my rifle has a composite stock/forearm (not wood), would I see improvement in accuracy by floating the barrel? Or is floating really only beneficial to wood rifles? Again, I'm very excited about finding this site, and I cannot thank you guys enough for your time. From what I've read at this point, I've come to respect several of the senior members already! My current goal is 1000 yard accuracy, even if it's just milk jugs. (On a side note, what's the general consensus of a .30-06 being effective on white tails at 1000 yards?) Thanks for any insight you guys can give me regarding my .30-06... I'd really like to tweak it to be able to do some amazing things.