I purchased a Savage Model 10 LE with the HS Precision Stock, calibered in .308, today and was wanting some the experts opinions. I am wanting to set it up to be my 1000 yard rifle. The barrel is a 1in10 twist and I know that it is needing the heavier match ammo to be able to get out to those ranges but as I am not set up to reload yet I will be relying on factory ammo. I am looking at black hills or the federal gold match, but would it be better to go with 168 or 180 grain to reach the 1000 yard plate. I like to use the lightest bullets possible when I can (comes from my days of shooting a 22-250 and trying to get as much speed as possible). Also I am planing on putting Vortex's PST 6-24x50 FFP on as my optic. My question on that is do i need to think about getting a 20MOA base to make sure that I will have enough compensation for those ranges. I will be anywhere from 100 yards to 1000 yards. Just a little more about what I plan to do with this thing. I am in the Plains of Texas in the Lubbock area so we are flat with no trees, lots of grass and farm land and are no stranger to the winds. I do want it to be capable reaching 1000 yards, but it will be one that I might carry for some long range hunting (600 yards max) for coyotes and other varmints. So I am looking for that balance that will be the best of both worlds. Any opinions or other thoughts that I have not addressed?