wow what a humbling expierence!!! as many of you know i have been bench rest shooting for quiet some time and now have decided to try my hand at long range shooting. we have a GREAT new range to shoot at called COOLSPRINGS ACRES SPORTING CAMP.(COM) a retired army sniper owns and runs it and is helping me to make me a better shooter. well i went yesterday to shoot for the first time. my custom 700 with berger 175 vld and 66,0gr of imr 4831 consistanly shoots .451 groups at 100 yds.after eric made the necessary elevation adjustments i was able to shoot a 4in. group at the 600yd range. i was tickled to say the least. then came the reality check!! he said "SON YOU SHOOT REALLY GOOD AND YOU GOTTA GOOD SET-UP BUT THAT AINT GONNA CUT IT IN A MATCH!" he said to be competitive here you need to shoot less than 3in groups at 600. after my 4 in group i felt really good. this really gives me a ton of respect for you guys that shoot like they do. my hats off to those that shoot less than 4in groups at 1000 and less than 3 at 600. not gonna give up though. (even though i went from a big smile to a long frown in a matter of seconds) great shootin guys!! look at the web pg at (google) coolacressportingcamp.com and if you want to make a road trip to shoot they have a match every weekend so come on down.