I bought a savage Model 12 FVSS in 270 WSM. This will be my first semi long range rifle so i decided to keep the cost down to see how well i like it and save for a more custom bigger caliber gun in the future. Right now i am trying to decide what scope to put on it and with what mounting system. I was looking at the vortex viper series in 6.5-20X44. Are these good scopes for the money. Has anyone used one how well does it track. I have a friend who put one on his 30-378 and so far so good. I figure if it can take that punishment the 270 should be no problem. I also would like to replace the cheap stock with something else. I really like the looks of the stockade and would like to keep it synthetic. Would this be a good choice or would one of the Bell and Carlson be better. Right now i am wanting to shoot 140 grain accubonds if i can find a load that will shoot well but am open to suggestions. I have seen federal loads a 110 grain for the 270 wsm but would think this to be a disadvantage at long ranges. Would this even be worth looking at or should i stick with the heavier bullets. I would like to mainly hunt deer and antelope but may try elk with it as well if everything works out. What kind of maximum ranges am i looking at with this caliber. Thanks for the help.