I have just gotten access to a 1000 yard range and am trying to pick a first rifle. I know there are tons of options, so the goal is to stay under 1100 on the rifle itself. After a lot of reading I'm fairly certain that a .308 will probably suit me best as far as caliber is concerned. I'd like to be able to shoot for a few hrs at the range, and would love to be able to go hunting with this rifle too. I think I have whittled my list down to the following. Savage 10FP-SR Savage 111 LRH Savage 11 LRH Remington XCR (because it's available in 308, even though the sendero seems better. I've read 308 > 7mm if you aren't hand loading, which I'm not) While I hate the look of the savage stock, my online research has lead me to think they are my best option for a first rifle. I'm really unsure as to whether I should go for the 10FPSR or the LRH, and whether I am better off with the short action 11 LRH, or the long action 111 LRH. As far as optics are concerned, I have seen good reviews on the falcon menace 4.5-14-44 and the zeiss conquest 4.5-16-50. I know there is a lot of knowledge to be had, and I'd appreciate some guidance. All said and done, I'd like to have a versatile rifle with a total cost under 2000.00. Advice on any other components I'd need would also be much appreciated.