For weeks now I have been looking for a good long range rifle. I have a good amount of shooting experience and know just enough about firearms to get by. I would like to keep my setup below $2000 and the guns I've decided to choose from are the Savage (in either model 11 or 12) or the Remington 700 Sendero SF II. Both of these rifles claim to have amazing out of the box accuracy and that's why I chose them. I would like to be able to shoot accurately with these guns at about 600-800 yards and be able to kill things as big as a deer or elk. Here is the picky part...I want the caliber big but not TOO big because I still enjoy killing cyotes and fox also. I already have 2 rifles in the .308 caliber so it doesn't make a lot of sense to get another one but it does seem like the sort of caliber in would need. Aside from the hunting aspect I also enjoy doing a little target shooting and plan to do a lot more into it with this rifle. Sendero- The lowest caliber this rifle comes in is the .264 win mag. Would this caliber be big enough to take out big game yet cheap and easy enough to find? What would I have to have done to this rifle in order for it to shoot accuratly at 600-800 yards? Savage- What model would be best for me and my situation? I was thinking the model 11 in the hunter series but I hear nothing but good things about the model 12 varmiters aswell. The bedding on most savages seem to be very poor and a lot of people get the re-bedded. Would it be beneficial for me to do the same? Again, what would I have to get done to this rifle in order for it to shoot accuratly at 600-800 yards? Scope- I have always been a big fan of the leupold scopes and would really like to put one on this rifle. I was looking at the Mark 4s and I like them. The problem is the Mk4 6.5 -20x50 is around $1200 and that is the one I want. Is there a scope just like this one that will fit my needs but be half the price? So basically I am asking you guys to pick out a setup that you think would best fit me. All replies to this thread are greatly appreciated.