I am just looking for a little advice from some knowledgable resources and figured this would be a great place to start. I have shot a 300 win mag for about 20 years now and have killed a handful of animals from 500 to 725 yards, however I have never really been a serious long range shooter. Here are a couple questions I am hoping to get some input on. I am looking at buying of building a gun in 6.5X284. I would mostly be hunting deer and occasionally elk. I know the .30 caliber guns would be better on elk but I am also wanting a rifle that I can also go out and shoot 100 rounds in a day without be sore. Should I be looking at a different caliber? Also, I am looking at starting with a rifle in the 800.00-1200.00 range, minus the scope. Am I better off in trying to build a rifle for go with a Savage Longrange, or Remington Sendero? Thanks in advance on any input.