I am back and forth on trying to get started in long range. I have narrowed down my requirements for my first long range rifle, now I need help picking the cal. I realize that I will need two long range set ups since my passion is elk hunting. I do not want to start off with a big 338 mag. I just don't think I could afford to shoot it enough to gain the skill for long range. So here it is. I want a dedicated rifle for long range deer hunting in a cal that can be used out to 1000 yard, but can also be used for close range elk. Something economical as possible to reload and shoot. I am leaning towards a 7mm mag or 300 wsm but am open to other ideas. I reload already, and I am a seasoned close range shooter, I have owned both a 7mm mag and a 300wm. The recoil in a long range rifle in either caliber won't be a problem for me since the rifle will be considered heavy for traditional hunting. Please help me nail this down!