I have money in the bank and a budget of a max of $1,500 for the rifles. But I'd prefer to keep it under a grand. I need this rifles for prairie hunting and to learn how to shoot better. Not necessarily long range, inside 500 but to shoot deer at a 2-300 in a good Montana wind. Looking at the Savage Desert Tactical at the recombination of a friend who has one along with a lot of high end customs. But can you get a flush fit or a five round mag for hunting? What about the Long Range Hunter? I like the factory stock. I have short arms and being able to adjust it would be nice. What about the Tikka CTR with the 24" barrel or the Varmint? I really don't like the Tikka stocks. Hows the Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon LR? Also interested in the Bergara Ridge. I like the lines of it and it seems like it would be at home at the range and wouldn't be a pain to hiking coulees with all day. And the price is perfect. What's the story with new Remingtons? Do they require a lot of work to get them to shoot? I was looking at the new 5-R but I want an out of the box shooter. On the high end of my budget I like the looks of the Christensen Mesa LR. How are these? The price is pretty high. I see the barrel is only button rifled, is that an issue? Are there any other "semi customs" in that 1500 range like the Christensen?