just looking to get into some longer range scenarios-maybe try a comp at some point just to skill up some so guess just targets at a few longer ranges-500yd,1000yd,1500yd-won't be loading my own just yet and looking at around $2500 range i guess-just rolling some things around
The .308Win is a tried and true round that has been around for many years. I've heard that you can get out past 1000yds with a heavy bullet 185gr+. You might need to consider your barrel twist on your 308 before you go this route as heavier bullets tend to need a faster twist than a 1-12 that came on my Remy 700P The commonly used round for the 308 is the 175gr Federal Gold Medal Match which is the heaviest bullet I used in my 1-12 barrel. I personally have hit steel at 1000yds. I needed about 10.5mils of elevation to get there. After I burned out that barrel I had the action trued and had a Bartlein Barrel installed in 6.5Creedmore. I only need 8.4Mils of elevation to get to 1000yds with 6.5CM hand loads which are not hot rounds.
Shooting can get addictive, at least it did for me. I started out with a .308Win and went to a 6.5CM which has become a very popular round. The 6.5CM has seen competing calibers in PRS shooting circles. I suggest that you check out PRS shoots in your area and attend one as an observer to get the lay of the land. I attended two before I participated. The people were relatively open regarding equipment they used and why. Check out what the top shooters in your area are using. MY.02