I have had several single shot rifles in the past and have had some good experiences with them, but I have taken the plunge into the bolt arena and wanting to get into some longer ranges. I just got a Stevens 200 in 7mm-08 and will be installing a basix trigger, a Millet TSR-1 scope mounted on a one piece DNZ mount, and will be putting a bell and carson duramaxx stock on it. I will also be shooting reloads. I really am looking into the long range ground hog and predator area of this as I understand that the 7mm-08 might not give the FPE needed for big game past 400/500 yds. Was just wondering if I was going in the right direction with my caliber choice and weapon configuration? Any comments would be appreciated.