There are probably more long range shooters in hunting, varmint, bean field etc than bench rest or some of the other long range competition. Several of us years ago were about as anal as one can be about such. Way too much time and money was spent chasing the illusive/elusive (both are correct) one hole group. Guns are like women and no two are alike. Even identical twins have different likes. Just in the reloading end of it. Cases were sorted by volume/weigh, neck concentric, inside ream or outside turned. Even primer weight and diameter check for uniform size etc. Bullets checked and sorted. Powder charges each measured. Groups often fired using same case reloaded for each shot. Neck sized just enough to hold bullet. Bullet loaded and round check to insure bullet seated square and to perfect length. Wait the for wind and conditions to be as perfect as possible. Insanity at its finest. In this state of great wisdom I once bought a custom barrel blank. Ends turned on center. Cut rifled, hand lapped, gauged to be as perfect as possible. Dropped $400 on just the blank, then it still had to be turned and fitted. Chambered, head spaced and crowned. Yes it was amazingly accurate, but the end resulting group is still no better than person shooting. Guy bought a Savage 243 bolt gun with scope and factory ammo for his kid. Had less than $400 in package. Brought it to the house to zero for deer and coyotes. First 3 shots were under 1/2" outside to outside. My gun would out shoot it, but he had a fun gun for him and his kid. I had an on going exercise in futility fed by an anal insanity looking for a Perfection that did not exist. After much thought reality brought me back around to just doing the things that were fun. Now I buy barrel blanks for under $100 each, few for 1/2 that. Reamers are seldom custom grind. Groups that are minute of whatever critters gun is for are acceptable. Long range can be fun. Hitting something at 1000 yards or more consistently will make your hat get tight and put a grin on your face. Don't start there, work towards there, when it becomes an obsession back off. That is when the fun leaves. As a side note, much of the anal insanity of match/long range shooting is not really necessary. Really good guns are not always the most expensive. Careful but not anal reloading for a gun when load it likes is found works great. It is load the gun likes that counts.