I'm going to get a new rifle. Mainly it will be used to target shoot and will double as a back up on hunting trips for deer, bear, antelope, etc. I've started to do a lot of position shooting with a sling out to 250 yds so I dry fire practice a lot too. Here is what I've narrowed my favorites down to at this point... Blaser r8 either 308 Win or 6.5 x 55 Swede Sako 85 Stainless Hunter 260 Rem or 6.5 x 55 Swede Len Backus Custom 260 Rem or 6.5 x 55 Swede. I realize Len owns this forum. We talked on the phone and I explained that I was not really after a long range bench type rifle but a sporter. Len was really easy to talk with and seemed to listen very carefully which I appreciated. i admit that I really don't know much about Len's rifles. However if anyone has anything to tell me that is not positive please email me.... b s k i n n 24 @ y a h o o . c o m Budget is about 4k or less. Each rifle intrigues me for different reasons. I have not shot a Blaser but I am intrigued by its design, accuracy and portability while not looking like I have a rifle. Also the straight pull bolt should make keeping the cheek weld on the stock while cycling another round. Sako is a beauty and I have a 75 Stainless in 270 Win already. The Len Backus rifle is obviously going to be the best of the three but is also the most expensive but I love a good custom. I want a rifle with a slick action, more vertical palm swell/grip and very accurate. I want input from you guys on the choices. I am not opposed to other rifle brand suggestions but I have looked at the offerings of most manufacturers to this point and these are the three I like best so far.