Hey guys, thanks for having me. My rifle arsenal is new consisting of a Remington 700 SPS in .243 and an AR chambered in .223 Wylde - I have been hunting deer and coyotes for about 8yrs now. I want to get into the long-range shooting game as well as bolster my gun cabinet with something more respectable for Elk and up. I have looked long and hard at a lot of rifles/calibers, and I recently shot my coworkers Browning BAR in .300 WM and WOW, what a dream! The semi-automatic action was buttery smooth and did its fair share in keeping recoil surprisingly mild for that round. Also I like the fact that I have the semi-auto firepower in the event I need it (-: I'd be looking at .300 WM as well Now I know the VAST majority of Long-range H&S rifles are bolt-action. But what are your thoughts of a BAR as an option? Would I like to get to the point of hitting gongs out to 1,000yds as my skills progress? Absolutely. But will I be asking too much out of this rifle or most average shooters skill sets, and Is the bolt gun the only option for a guy like me to someday be able to put lead on steel @ 1000yds? If the BAR is a go, .300 WM / .338 WM / .300 WSM / or 7mm WSM?