Hey everyone very happy to be apart of this forum. I am part of a couple other forums and I understand to take certain things with grain of salt. With that said, I just purchased my first rifle. A R700 Varmint with a 26' barrel in .308. I'm very happy with it so far. I purchased it as a scope/rifle combo. Scope is a no namer and I've had a bit of trouble with it so far. I have a scope on the way, a vortex viper pst 6x24x50 MRAD FFP with a Ebr-2c reticle. My hopes are to push the .308 out to 1000, but mostly to shoot reliable groups at 500-800. People say shooting is a waste of time and money but honestly I really envy the guys that are trained in the military because I do believe it's a skill and an art form. I have a lot to learn but I'm willing to spend the time doing so.