First off, Go with a 3-9 power scope. That would give you the option of using 3 to 9 power. A tad more expensive but better.Mine really started with my first modern bolt rifle, a win 670 in 30 06 from Otasco in the little town I grew up around. I expected the rifle to shoot exactly where I aimed, I was 14. When I could barely keep 5 shots on a paper plate at 100 off a bench, I was devastated. I didnt even feel comfortable shooting at deer beyond 50 yards, and this was with a REAL rifle, 4x weaver scope and all. I blamed the gun and started researching how to make the gun shoot like I expected. I glass bedded the stock, floated the barrel , polished the working parts of the trigger. Bought another box of remington 180 coreloks and bebopped down to my neighbors range with every expectation of bullets in a ragged hole.i shot groups in the 6-7" range ! I finally took my junk rifle to my local gunsmith to see what was wrong with my equipment . Mr Turner calmly took me out back of his shop and set up a target at 25 yards. He had me shoot a 3 shot group. As I remember, it was about 2 inches. He sat down behind the gun and shot less than 1/2" group. He then explained that the nut on the handle was loose. He spent a while explaining the ins and outs of shooting.....breathing, trigger management, sight picture, focus, and not being afraid of the recoil . He did the old unloaded gun trick on me and I came unwound as I snatched the trigger on that empty chamber. I spent the better part of the afternoon practicing on that abbreviated range, till i could put them all under an inch.
I never got that rifle to shoot better than 2" at 100 yards. I traded it for a remington 788 carbine in 308 with a bushnell 3-9 scope. I could shoot sub moa with that rifle once I had done the bedding on it. I guess I've been on a quest for that one hole group every since mr Turner took the time to teach me the fundamentals all those years ago.
I still havent stretched out like you guys have. Just dont have the place to try it. Hopefully, I will get around to it one day.
Oh, and it turned out that the old weaver scope on that 30 06 was to blame for the less than average accuracy. The shop I traded at for the 308, sold the old 670 and the new owner put better glass on it. Gun shot way under moa with federal premiums with the new glass.
And the one hole groups, I've shot too many to count in little ragged holes at 100 with several rifles I've owned. I can still hear Mr Turner in my head when I settle into the gun....burn a hole through that bullseye, be patient, and let the gun do its job.