I listened to big parts of last nights P&S discussion on precision shooting. Based on what I heard most of us looking to stretch out our shooting should start with an AR15 with free floated rail, nice trigger, bipod/shooting sock, and good ammo (especially good ammo). This should get us to a 2 moa rifle which is better than most people think. The big caveat is optics. Although discussed, what should someone be looking at? As the panel discussed, most of the sub $1000 stuff really don't get you there. If you are looking at going out to 500-600 yards/meters depending on the range do you stick with the 1-6s or higher magnification?