Jim I have to disagree. I have a savage benchrest rifle in 308the that I shoot in competition just fine. And bullet drop at 1000 yards is a hell of a lot more than 36 inches. Even with angled ramps and what not bullet drop is feet. My k31 surplus military rifle with target ammo drops 42.1 feet at 1000 yards.
I shoot this from a sand bag rest. I never won a 1000 yrd match but im no where near the bottom of the list.
lately I have been shooting an m1a with a match barrel at 1000 yrds. thats a good time.