I've been working on putting a short-medium range packable rifle together. It is a rem model 7 in 7 saum. Mods to date are rifle basix trigger, gretan kit (to replace J-lock). wild cat composite 17 oz stock, TPS rings on warne bases. LeupVXIII 3-10X40 fitted with turrets and b&c reticle. I would guess that all up this rifle will come in around 81/2-9lbs. If the factory barrel does not shoot, I will switch to a custom barrel in the same contour. I am only looking to use it to shoot out to 450 metres (close to 500 yards) or so. To keep recoil down I am looking at 140-150 grain bullets, I was thinking of trying 140 accubonds, 150 e-tips, maybe 140VLD's. I have read that with heavier VLDs that they are not considered a good short range bullet, how would the 140's work out? Are there other bullet choices in this weight range I should be considering given I am intending to use it anywhere between 30-500 yards.