I know calibers get discussed all the time, but I have a pretty streight forward question. I just back into hunting, myself and 2 sons all have the Savage Axis in 243, my favorite caliber. I am wanting to get a new Savage in a caliber that will shoot well to 1,000 yards, I reload, I may use it up to moose sized game. I want something with as low recoil as possable, as my shoulder is trashed, and I want something that is on the cheaper side to reload, and though popular, I don't want a 308 or 30-06. I am asking for alot here, but I want to eventually go elk hunting someday, and both knees need replaced, I have bad back, neck, ankles, hands, and shoulder from the military. I know hunting in the hills will be dificult, so a long shot would be easier that more tracking to get closer. Growing up my favorite thing was groundhog hunting. I built a Ruger M77 in 7mm mag with a Leupold 4x12x44 scope, bipod, and some triger work just for grounhog hunting while I was in high school. I used to shoot 200-300 each summer in Ohio. I worked on all the area farms, so I knew where they were. Is it just me, or is the outdoor channel more like an infomercial now days? Where is the real scouting and hunting?