Hello all, I just wanted to introduce myself a a new member. My name is dave and I have lived in Las Vegas since 1974 and have hunted the state my entire life. I have been an avid shooter all my life and handload my own ammo.I hunt upland game and big game but have only taken Mule Deer and Pronghorn and just got my first bull Elk tag. I have been shooting a Ruger 1A 270win and bought the rifle over 30 years ago cause it was compact and I am not a large guy as well as I started handloading and I felt the action would be more forgiving if I did not do my part right due to the design of it. I have the rifle shooting 3/4 MOA and all the animals I have taken were done with one shot and none had to be tracked more than a hundred yards (that does not count the ones I missed totally)but all of those shots were inside 400 yards as that was my comfort range and could always get that close. Now that I have my Elk tag I need more gun and range and that is why I am here. I am setting up a Christiansen Mesa Long range in 300win and want to get my comfort zone out to at least 600 yards or more and plan on shooting constantly till season to build the skills I will now need so I am sure I will have some questions as I work thru this. I do not think I will have the time to work up a load for the rifle so I will use factory ammo and as usual will have to learn what it likes but any suggestions would be apretiated. Years ago I completely changed the way I grip a pistol and it took some time but it greatly improved my shooting and I think there will be a bit of that with the rifle also cause at 400 yards I could get away with some bad habits that long range will not afford me....back to the basics!! I have been around long enough to know that learning from others experience is quicker than learning from my own so that is why I joined as well as most people I know with a skill are more than happy to pass along their knowlege to others or it is just wasted when we die. Thank you for having me and hopefully all this ends with a filled tag.