I currently have a savage axis .308 stainless steel with a redfield 4 to 12 zoom scope. I haven't had a whole lot of shooting experience with rifles, shotguns are my history but i want to extend to long distance target shooting and hunting. I am wondering if this setup is really something i can work with. I am also concerned about articles i have read... it is said that it is a throw away gun? And i don't know how to properly zero a scope either, i tried but i failed.