As the title infers I am new to LRH. Just trying to get my feet wet and not quite ready to fully jump in the pond, so to speak. I currently have two .30-06 rifles, one a 700 Remington the a Stevens the model of which escapes me at the moment. I was thinking of purchasing a quality scope first and mounting it on the 700 and trying some long distance (400-600) shooting with this first to see if i have any talent (and eyesight) for this. What problems, advice etc. would anyone have for someone wanting to shoot a .30-06. I did do some searching of the forums and find very, very little on the .30-06. Am i just wasting time and money(already have the guns, so no cost there) using this caliber. i know from research that the 700 Rem is a good base. What are your thoughts? Thanks for the info!