Getting into long range rifle shooting is not as hard or costly as you might think.
Have a look as the Military Arms Channel walks through the basic considerations for getting into long range rifle shooting, be it for hunting or for range work.
It may surprise you that you don't necessarily have to invest huge amounts of cash into the hobby, and can get started for around $1,000.
Long range rifle shooting can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. Really, the greatest consideration will be what type of rifle you want to invest in, with the choices of a more modern style military type rifle or starting with a bolt action rifle. The other big consideration with this will be what kind of scope to pair with the rifle to make you the most effective shooter possible within your budget and what your ultimate goal is.
For hunting, are you going to be shooting very long distances, like you can find out west; or are your longest shots going to be 3oo yards or under, like the deer hunting terrain in my area? All these are factors that will be-at-play in determining your rifle setup.
Get into long range shooting and you will become a more proficient marksman whatever your ultimate goals are, and have a blast on the way without breaking the bank.