So, the dream isn't as hefty as headshotting a bull elk at 1 mile or anything. The dream is more grounded by the lack of a zero on the above budget. Goals A well built gun that can be barreled in two calibers, one in the 6mm, and on in the .30. Ability to shoot as far as my eyes can see (I guess 500 yards is a good start) Take down Southern US game accurately as far as the ballistics of the caliber allow I have had my eye on the .308 and .243 combo, but dont know if it is the best to start with. Currently there will be no reloading, but the equipment is there. I have alot of time to get it done, being that I am not in the country, and won't be able to put it together or shoot it for a while. For right now the caliber and rifle is the main concern. Scope will come later. I don't think that scopes will be banned anytime soon.