Not trying to pick a fight but I keep seeing 1200 plus dollar rifles showing up in this discussion and he clearly is looking for $1000 or less and stock. Now we have custom rifles etc coming to play.
I don't know, I have a stock rifle capable of LR, not ELR, it cost $700 at Cabela's and nothing has been done to it. At 1333 yards I did make a first round, cold bore, hit that would have taken a deer, elk, or even possibly a wolf. It was dead center and 10" low. Before that I had 4 shot group at 1050 that would taken a coyote. I did not do so well at 1482 yards but that was a wind reading issue, not a rifle issue. The group was good though. At 800 yards I have had consistent .5MOA groups.
Just trying to get this discussion back on topic. This reminds of the car dealers where a guy goes in for a Mazada 3 at 15000.00 and is told to buy a WRX STI at $35000.00 for communting to work. ha ha