I think where it gets me is when the "noob" starts off with something in way of "I want to build a rifle for 1000 yard shooting--I think a 338 Lapua would be the ticket..." My first questions are always the same... OK, WHY? 3 out of 5 are convinced they need to build a $6k rifle tricked out just like the one on the new Ghost Recon game they've been playing, because it's what all the Black Ops teams use, etc... And then begins the discussion of how often they shoot otherwise, what ranges, rifles, etc... The whole concept takes a different light when the light comes on and they realize the toys aren't responsible for making the shot, and a LOT of work and time is involved. It's not meant to discourage anyone--I'm just not inclined to blow smoke that it's a piece of cake--line it up, range it, and let 'er rip! Nope, it just doesn't work that way.
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