I am new to the site and have searched the site for topics such as this. I am shopping for a high power longer range rifle and have not decide on caliber or manufacturer so I am not commited to anything at this point. My first caliber choice is 30-06 Sprg simply because of ammo availability and cost. I am not, at this point going to reload to custom specs. I will hunt deer on the open plains of ND and MT.