As I am nearing my final decision for a rifle to be built, I have come to the conclusion that I dont need anything bigger then my 300 RUM. I am having fairly good accuracy out of my stock LSS with 210g VLD's on a 15" steel plate at 1150 yards. However, my barrel is nearing 1000 rounds and I can really see the accuracy suffering. I have made up a list of criteria that I would like to fit into my new LR rifle. I would like it to be 1000 yard target/deer/antelope\coyote capable. I would also like it to be able to handle a decent size bull elk at 800 yards or a black bear. I dont want it to be a barrel burner, I'm looking for something around 2000 rounds at least. I dont want to be burning a ton of powder either. I'm trying to get the biggest bang for the buck basically that will fit the bill for all my applications. I would like to hear what some of you think would be acceptable caliber wise.