Ok I have finally got my firearms license and have also got my permits So now comes the time (in the next couple of weeks) where I go down and order my first rifle You may remember my previouse thread where I decided to get the Savage 12 LRPV .223 in the repeater.. Well since then I have had a change of heart and find myself drawn to the Savage 12 FTR Precision Target rifle in a .308.. However before I go making any rash decisions I have a few questions which I hope you guys can help me with.. Will this rifle be good for BOTH short-medium range target shooting as well as LONG range target shooting (1000+ meters)? How much more is .308 ammo to buy per round than .223 ammo? I know this is a rather hard question to answer but if you can give me a rough idea as to how much ammo I'm likely to go through per session it will help me a lot on my decision... As I don't think I could afford to eat through 100 rounds each time I go to the range for a few hours. And last but not least is this rifle a good choice? I will be using it solely for target shooting and if I can lug it around I might take it hunting just for some fun but my main intrest in this sport is to do long range target shooting. The scope I will be using with this rifle is the Night Force NXS 8-32x56mm.. Thanks heaps for ANY help and or input EDIT: Couldn't get hyperlinks to work =\ Here's a link to each of the rifles..