I am new to this page and new to long range shooting. I have been trying to learn as I go but wanted to get some direction from you guys with more knowledge. I plan on purchasing a rifle and optics in the next month or so. here's what i was planning on getting.
SavageArms model 116 7mm Rem mag , (24 inch barrel, 9.5 rate of twist(good or bad?)
vortex optics viper pst first focal plane 4-16x50
factory ammo for now(eventually want to learn to reload)
I plan on hunting close-long range(more often close) on mainly whitetail but id like to have a bullet capable of hunting elk, mule deer etc basically looking for a setup to hunt it all,or as much as possible.
I have been reading about ballistic coefficient and was curious as to what factory ammo you would recommend to do the job im looking for , I dont want to overkill on whitetail but like the better long range flight and knock down of a higher bc bullet so any input would be appreciated