First off I don’t compete (yet) but I figured this is where the people who’d know best congregate. Second, I want to be able to say I can hit a target, well, at 1,000 yards. Currently I can only boast 440 out of an AR10. I bought a Ruger precision rifle in .308 when the gen 2’s came out because I overheard some guys that do compete griping at the local gun store that these “$1,300 rifles are keeping up with us right out of the box”. Unfortunately I didn’t hear the part that it’s the 6.5 cm model not the .308 that they were talking about. I understand that there is also a lot of skill required to shoot 1,000 as well. My question is do I have a custom rifle built for $6,500+ or can I upgrade the Ruger and be happy with it? If I chose to stick with the Ruger I’d buy match barrel from Krieger or the likes chambered in 6.5 cm, swap the optic for at least a Vortex Razor HD gen ii 5.5-27, replace the trigger group with a Timney and pretty much be done minus maybe a bipod upgrade as well. Cost difference of about $2,500 between the projects but I’d rather do something right for once and enjoy it rather than take the cheap route and wish I’d done it differently. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.