Wow!!! Serious FNG here (To the bolt action/Long range world). Soooo much info in just this thread. I just learned more in an hour of reading than I have in months of trying to search google and talk to other shooters and employees at my local Corporate Outdoor store. Thank you for all this info!
Greetings from the plains of Central Obamastan, hope some of you can come on out to our "farm range", the range is cold after the new corn comes up until after harvest, lol! more importantly, the range is cold when the beef cattle happen to "walk on".
Grandpa, decided I needed to shoot my rifles last fall, and was surprised at how poorly I shot, I had a few 98 Mauser platform rifles, and a really ugly Savage 110 in 308, a 94 Winchester and a lone 5.56 AR. Anyway, my Dad's old Ford Truck, a front bag, and some cardboard, and "Bob's your Uncle"!!
To much time on my hands, and decided to get into a 308 AR, (those little bitty holes are hard to see), and I've really enjoyed it, sadly my range sessions are all solo, my old shooting buddy is too domesticated these days and can't get out to shoot, lol...
Anyway, I'm learning a lot, and after hanging out a while, I realize I've got a lot to learn, come on out, I'd like some company, just watch the cows...
I am more confused that ever now. Maybe not so much confused but too much info and now cant decide what to start with. Analysis Paralysis. I though i knew what i wanted when i started shopping and now it is "for a few hundred more" and "x is so much better for the same $$"
by the time i decide i will have enough saved up for a custom.