I have been lurking around for a while, and reading lots of posts. I have a rem 700 in 7mm-08 with a wooden stock. The gun is probably 10 years old with a low round count. The accuracy with factory ammo is around 1 1/2" and it is good enough for closer range game as is. I would like to build/buy a gun I can shoot deer size game out to extended distances max would be 600-700 yards. question 1: Should I build this gun up or buy a different gun? question 2: If I build something off of this action should i leave it 7mm-08 or rebarrel to 308? I am not a big fan of a lot of recoil so i would like to stay away from the 300rum, 7mm mag, etc. I am not too concerned with rifle weight, and was thinking new stock, barrel, scope, bedding, trigger is good. (thinking of bushnell elite scope) Would like to get the most bang for my buck. option 2: buy a rifle for at or less than $1200 with scope.