all thanks for the advice. I ended up buying the X-bolt hunter 300 WSM
. I have to say, the rifle just feels good in my hands. I really enjoyed my A-bolt, but the X-bolt feels better...from the build quality to the trigger and the recoil pad. The true test will be accuracy. I will probably buy a few different brands to start off with.
As for reloading....it does interest me, but my new job has got me working so much I barely get any range time let alone reloading time. Hopefully some day I will have more free time.