At present, I have my Rem 597 HB gathering dust and since it has a Harris bipod / Varmint scope / spare mags, sling etc...and I have almost $500 less tax, into it, I am looking to trade it in on the Mossie Night Train with a 4-16 scope option as I already have a 6-24 model. The Mossie is an entry-level and comes complete...bipod scope etc for a few dollars more. ( plus I can keep my Harris and he'll put the plastic one on the 597) I will get it from my buddy, the Gun Store owner and 1000 yard target shooter. He uses the Browning / NightForce / handloaded 308's and can hit a 10" target....while I am not that ambitious. My range is 500 meters long and if I can routinely hit a chest sized target at that distance, I will be quite happy. ****here's a discussion "hunting" question: What is the longest shot you have successfully taken and what was the longest shot you ever witnessed ? For me, it was a moose at less than 200 yards. I had the rifle ( 308 Winchester / 4X Weaver scope ) zeroed @ 200 but the distance was less than that. I hit him almost where I aimed and by the time I reloaded and acquired him again, he was down on one knee. Surprised the hell outta me...him too, I guess. I find that most deer, moose, bear are shot at a at relatively close range...and since BC mentioned Goat hunting....that was the longest shot I ever witnessed. My Uncle....300 Weatherby...Leupold scope...and a goat, at almost SEVEN hundred yards. ( goats go places sheep fear to tread) . That was as close as we could get...after hiking straight up all morning and moving down the ridgeline. . He was across a saddle, so my uncle took the shot. There was a tremendous, echoing boom and that little patch of white...about 2 seconds later, fell over and tumbled downhill a couple dozen yards. By the time we hiked over there and got the goat back to camp, I knew that would be my last goat hunt....unless a helicopter was involved. This shot occurred over 40 years ago and is still the best "hunting" shot I ever saw. Have a great day, everyone.