I want a long range target/hunting rifle. I'm an elk hunter, so this rifle needs to be able to cleanly take an elk at 650 yards. The rifle can not weigh more than 12lbs total with scope. I will be target shooting 99% of the time, but this will be my do all rifle. I reload for myself and my shooting buddies. I have been shooting my 223 out past 1000 yard every weekend. I have no problem making hits at this range once I have walked my bullets in. I am in the process of learning to make wind calls for first round hits. I feel that this is were the higher bc of the .284 will help. The rifle will probably be built on a Savage 16 action,but that is not set in stone yet. This will be my first semi custom build. Any advice is appreciated!