Here is the deal, I have two rifles, one 22LR and my trusty 308. The latter is ready for a new barrel. I have shot quite a bit out to 1000 yards with it, although not F-class. Now I want to shoot out to about 1500 yards, maybe a mile. Keep in mind that I do not seek extreme accuracy at these ranges, I do not hunt or compete and would rather hit a large target than miss a smaller one (if that makes sense...). Getting a new rifle is not budget friendly at this moment, but I can be persuaded about this. I still have lots of brass, dies, bullets for shorter distance work, hunting rounds and so on in 308, I would stay with this caliber if possible. So I guess it boils down to these options, in order: 1) Get a 28" 9 twist barrel throated for 215 Bergers. I have understood that the 215s are harder to shoot than the 185/200, which are more used in FTR. But since I want to shoot 1500 yards, would the added benefit of the higher BC from the 215 make it a better option than at 1000 yards? Experiences really appreciated. 2) Screw the 308 and go 260, 7-08, 284 or even 300WSM? Keep in mind I have a short action. 3) Sell my 308 (or keep it and sell my car ) and buy a more suited LA caliber. Then my 22LR would be my main short range rifle, so I do not have to burn up my barrel at 50-100 yard work. (?) Inputs from more experienced guys much appreciated!