I suggest that you spend a bunch of time reading the archived stuff in Basics, then start to make a decision. Not much that we haven't covered here except maybe long range hunting with pitchforks [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Remember that you must decide on caliber, rifle model, scope and mounts, ammo, Harris bipod, laser rangefinder, gun case(s), wind meter
and a few other basics.
Maybe you should consider a rifle in .300 Weatherby and mooch ammo from your dad [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I know that is what my son would do...