I am trying to decide which way to go. I currently have 2 rifles that I could spend some money on and upgrade components or I could start over from scratch on a long range rifle. Rifle #1 is a ruger m77 mkii .280 remington which I have already dropped a timney trigger into and it has a 3-9X40 nikon scope on it. Pretty accurate for my usual deer hunting distances. 300 and in. Shoots 1.5" at 100. This is my deer rifle that I use all the time and really like. Rifle #2 is a remington m700 BDL .243 which I have had the stock trigger adjusted to an acceptable pull. It is topped with a 4.5-16 nikon scope. Again pretty accurate rifle shoots around 1.5" at 100 yards. I have some funds to spend but not an unlimited budget. I know that both rifles are somewhat marginal accuracy wise if I try and stretch the distance further than 300. I have a couple places I deer hunt where I could shoot 500 yards if I had the confidence and equipment to do so. Also am planning on going out west for antelope and eventually Elk. So my options would be to restock and/ or put an aftermarket barrel on one of these ( and bed the rifle). Which option would you think would be the best upgrade/ bang for the buck. I thought about purchasing a stevens for a build but from what I can tell it appears that aftermarket stocks are somewhat scarce for a short action stevens. Unless one wants a laminate stock and I would prefer a synthetic one. What would you do in my position?