Hey, my first post. I was wondering a few things and I thought I'd ask them here. I already have a 26"Heavy Barreled .300WM but I was wondering what your guys/gals take is on the fact that it's in a T/C Encore frame, kinda an odd question but would I be better off with a Remington action or would the T/C be adequate for LR hunting/shooting? So far in trying to read all the information on the board my eyes have crossed and questions have been asked and answered by reading more posts, I.E. Ladder and OCW discussions. I hope to learn alot from the members here and take the knowledge into the feild this upcoming season....LR is not new to me as I was in the DCRA and PQRA here in Canada in 1989. The only thing was we were shooting Sportco 44-D's in .308WCF and doing quite well out to 1000Yds with open sights, and I would like to find a LR club up here in the boonies. Thanks in advance for your replies. P.S. Would Hornady 190gr BTHP's be a good LR bullet(Might open a can of worms, but)?? So far at the range I have access to goes to 300yds and a big rock @497yds LOL I have yet to work up an adequate load (been tinkering with the 165gr Speer Hot-Cores and SST's with using RL-22 for powder and CCI Mag primers(of which I've had 5 misfires already) and the best I've done so far is 3.510"COL with 75gr RL-22 gives me a 2-3shot group that touches and a 4-5 shot group that goes 3"-4"(3 shots touch and then all hell breaks loose) But if I do the "round robin" shooting technique combined with the OCW/Ladder system I may make out OK..............OK, I'm done with the post. Whew, What a windbag am I...LOL Glad to be aboard.