Re: 600-800yd hunting rig
I just built a 7mm wsm on a Savage mod 112 action with a 24" Benchmark barrel. Kevin Rayhill from Stokade Guns did the work for me and guaranteed 1/2" moa and delivered ! It's a tack driver.
You can't go wrong with the 7mm wsm. The hunting load I use is 160g Accubond, with 66.5g 4831 and Fed 215 match primers @ 3000 fps.