I was wondering about everyone's process fro picking out a gun. This is how I did it last time 1. Pick the bullet you would like to hunt with 2. Choose a velocity 3. Pick a cartridge and barrel length to achieve the desired velocity 4. Choose a barrel. 5. Choose a action 6. Choose stock, trigger etc. 7. Choose as scope (should be step 1. or 2.) I actually ended up stopping at 3 and buying instead of building do to budget restraints.