Re: First ELR Rig
build something that shoots the .338 300gr berger or the .30 215-230gr berger. i would lean heavily toward the 338.
there are a ton of good smiths on here, so i don't want to start listing them lest i forget one.
have you checked len's guns he has on here. that would cut down your wait time to get it in your hands.
there is a ton of info on here, and the search engine on this site is great. you can find days of reading on the topic you're asking about.
good luck. make sure you save about 2k for optics. lots of guns shoot pretty dang good with a little load work up, not a lot of scopes are suited for this game.