I'm going to buy a long range rifle and since being retired I need to spend my funds wisely and get as good a buy as possible, therefore I am asking if anyone has any experience with Howa's new long range rifle? I am a Howa fan, I have 243, 308 and 7mmMag Howa's now and they shoot great. The 7 mag. has accounted for 3 elk and the 308 has brought down 11 deer. I have been reading up on the Howa Long Range and you con get it with a scope combo or just rifle. Another question would be which is the better deal, just rifle or rifle/scope combo. Question is the scope worth the cost. I will just be using this rifle for target shooting. Any advice would be appreciated.