Thanks for the welcome,
Looking at something to shoot deer to 600 yds. or so, I also do some coyote hunting
so i am looking at a smaller caliber, maybe 243 to 308.
I understand that the SD on something like a 6.5 x 55 is high and that type of cartridge is also attractive. I have a 243 in a 700 SPS, hunter wieght 24" barrel and a 308 in a pre 64, model70 lightweight, and neither of these seemed like good candidates for a starting point. Barrel length and weight is also an issue, short stiff, long and heavy, sporter weight?
There is a lot of conversation about the Savage with the new stock.........so I am looking to gathering all the info and advice I can find in order to make a decision.
Chas1, I have a lot of questions and a small data base.
Thanks again for the welcome