New 6.5 user / beginner advice sought February 23, 2021, 06:37:08 PM Greetings,I recently entered the Creedmoor realm after much contemplation over an entry-level long range platform. I live in Alaska where big wild country is easy to find, as are the caribou and moose (when they consent to being seen), so I already have a solid hunting rifle setup. That said, I wanted a new system that would provide me with the capability of LRP, but could also work if needed for hunting Caribou in big wide river valleys. In the end, after considering the predominately positive reviews going back years now, I settled on the Bergara B-14 HMR chambered in 6.5.My first question to anyone with an experienced opinion on the matter is, if your scope budget was $500 - $1000, what would your recommendations be for setting this rifle up to successfully learn the basics and get accurate out to 1,000 yds? I have done my own research already on "budget" optics that are proving to be reliable for LR, but I value what insight any of you are willing to share.Second question is on suppressors and muzzle brakes. Given that the HMR has a threaded 22" barrel, it's an obvious candidate for either one of those accessories...but is there any benefit to putting a brake on a 6.5? If any of you have suppressors, what would you recommend?Thanks, and I look forward to reading your replies.