WildRose pretty much hi the nail on the head.
I will add that If you can, spent less on your rifle and more on the optics. In LR hunting optics and handloading are as, or more important than caliber or rifle quality.
I know that its good to start off with a good base, but you'll be throwing money away without a good scope.
I put together a cheap coyote hunting
rifle. Found a Rem SPS 700 DM for $515 CAD in .243 win, spent more on the scope... a voertex viper pst 2.5-10x44 @ 699. they had some leupold mounts in the bargin bin so I got those for $30. I take my bi-pod off my other rifles for now. Set of dies was $50. this is all Canadian priceing, so between 20-30% more than what it can be had for in the states. $1295 for that complete set up, all brand new. Ive shot this combo out to 800 yards and held it in right around MOA.