So I own an AR platform with a leupold AR 3-9 scope that I purchased to practice shooting at a distance. I am interested in eventually competing in amateur F/TR competition for fun. So I purchased a 308 F/TR savage recently to get a more accurate bolt gun. Bought my first load and am getting ammo and scope remorse because of the price (I do not reload yet and haven't got a scope for it yet). I had an idea that I wanted to get someones opinion on. My motorcycle mechanic said once that you can learn to read wind with a 22LR at shorter distances. How much better can you get shooting 22LR out to 300 yards? Will it directly correlate to getting better with my 308 F/TR? I don't want to fool myself into coming up with an excuse for getting another gun. You know how Tom Brady is forced to throw footballs wet in practice. I thought if you handicap yourself will it translate? Wondering if the big arch (40+ MOA) of the bullet at 200-300 yards from a CZ 452 Ultra Lux .22LR (28" barrel) will have its own learning curve and it will or wont teach me to be better at a 308 F/TR. If so it could save me alot of money getting to an intermediate level. Or is it better to just learn on the F/TR and spend the bigger $. Any advice is much appreciated, thanks!!!