I've looked around here on the boards many times, and have decided I want to try to build a LR gun a: because I'd love to be able to shoot farther than the normal 250-300 yards of most people accurately and b: because I'm considering a career in gunsmithing when I get out of high school next year. My parents will probably start the process by buying me the action for Christmas, and maybe the scope or something else that I'll need, but I want this to be something that I do mainly by myself (for as much of it as I can anyway) I want this to be a 500-600 yard deer and possibly elk rifle for when my 7mm08 wont work. I like to be unique, so I'd kind of prefer something that not everyone has. I'd like the overall rifle to weigh 10-11 lbs so it wont be too much of a hassle to shoot. I can practice to 600+ in a field at my deer camp so I'll have plenty of practice before I start hunting with the gun, I just need some ideas on where to start. Thanks. Edit: I forgot to mention that I'd like to use a Remington action because I'm very familiar with it from my model 7.