Alright guys, Im kind of new to this but here it goes. First some background, I hunt elk, deer, and coyote mostly in western WA but some eastern as well. I have done minimal long range stuff but am very interested and have been following this site and playing around for a few months now. I currently shoot a tikka t3 in 300wsm so my large bore needs are satisfied for the time being. I have been doing most of my long range shooting with a semi custom bushmaster NM ar15 which I have put together and does well out to the 600 yard mark if its not too windy with my personal handloads. That being said, I am looking to sell the AR to fund a build. I have been reading a lot of different reviews and I think I have settled on a 260. I want something thats light recoiling and fun to shoot since I'm giving up my AR for this. I currently have two options for the action, a stevens 200 action currently in 7mm, an old savage 110 action in 270. I would like to use the gun for deer/coyote out to 700/800 yards and I have a bushnell 3200 elite to top the gun. I'm not worried about walk around weight too much, thinking somewhere around 11lbs and a #7 fluted barrel, this will be more of a spot from the truck or carry short distance kind of tool. What I haven't found is what I will have to do in order to change the bolt face to .260. Also, I am mechanically inclined but is putting this all together something that should be attempted by a beginner? ( keeping in mind that I have built an AR15, though slightly different concept) What would be optimum barrel length? I would like to pull high 2700s to mid 2800fps range with 140 gr. pills. Any recommendations on barrel brand for a Savage action? I would like it to be ready to be attached and not have to deal with reaming or threading or crowning. I have been on douglas, pac nor and kriegers websites but I don't understand all the jargon on the pricing and how the barrels come. I'm sure I will have more questions to come but thats all for now. My budget is in the $700 range to get barrel and stock, eventually a trigger but I don"t think I can afford that right now. Thanks for the advise to follow.