Have been mulling purchase of a hvy bbl .308 for years but don't have the direct experience/knowledge. I don't want to get into the whole tactical/sniper syndrome but from what I've heard it seems those rifles and that kind of competition are what interest me the most (read:tired of shooting paper targets!). For reasons of ammo availability, familiarity (have reloaded .30-06 for years), and competition background it seems the direction I'm heading. Anyone in the Community care to get in contact with me, PM or otherwise, so I can start bouncing ideas? I understand there are some tact shooters/competitions somewhere around Tigard or close to the metro area, would like to start doing some hands-on homework and get an idea of what the courses of fire are. Paper? Action targets? Silhouettes? More of an LE group or open to civies? FWIW, currently on the brain I've got a Rem. 700 SS .308 R5 milspec with a mil-rad 10X or vbl X Leupy or Valdada scope of some sort. Thanks in advance to anyone for any direction or suggestions.