I’m new to long range shooting. I want to get a rifle, scope, and reloading equipment to get started and see if I like it. I need the cheapest setup possible that will work well enough for me to learn on. I don’t have much free time or money. I don’t want to invest a lot and end up only being able to shoot once or twice a year. I enjoy hunting so if I don’t get into the long range game I can always use the rifle for hunting. I need a good hunting rifle anyway. I’m not worried about tiny groups. I just want a good dependable setup that will consistently shoot moa or better. So far I’m leaning towards a Ruger Predator that I can slowly upgrade as I go. I’m not gonna put very much money into it though. I will mostly do the diy upgrades. Maybe get a Magpul hunter stock at the most. The reason being if I enjoy long range shooting and have the time to do it I will use the rifle as a hunting rifle and build a good long range only rifle. As far as optic goes. I need the cheapest possible that will get me out to 800 yards reliably and consistently. I need an optic that will track good enough to teach me how to use the turrets. The only scopes I’ve used are 3-9 duplex reticle hunting scopes. I need to learn how to holdover and adjust turrets for shots. I just want a single stage press to start with to learn the basics of reloading. I am thinking the lee anniversary kit with a digital scale and calipers. I’ve been doing a ton of research for a couple of months. I really want to learn these valuable skills. I’m also keeping an eye out for used equipment. If I find a good used deal I will definitely go that route but I’m hoping to get started as soon as possible. Sorry for the long post. Any advice is greatly appreciated.