OK, this is my first post. I've been shooting a long time, on and off, but never much past 100 yds. I want to see how well I can learn how to reach out farther. Mostly target oriented. I want to eventually buy or build a nice .308 but I want to start slow. I have a really old Mauser sporter in 30-06 my dad gave me recently, and it's in pretty good shape. I'm thinking of bedding and floating it, maybe tuning the trigger and putting a scope on it to start trying out at medium distances. Then if I'm having fun and want to go further I can either transfer the scope to a new rifle or buy both new. So: -Does this sound like a reasonable plan? -What should I look for in a scope, and how much should I expect to spend? I don't know half of the vocabulary I see on this site about scopes, I don't know what reticle I want or anything. I just know my vintage eyeballs just won't dial in tight with iron sights like they used to. Recommendations? Or refer me to sources for homework?