I would like a relatively lightweight rifle in an intermediate chambering that I can hunt medium to large (read varmint to Muley to Elk) game at under 500 yards and target shoot to 1K. Would like my 14 year old daughter to be able to comfortably shoot it as well until we determine her interest and get her a rifle if she wants. Would like a cartridge with a relatively broad spectrum of loads for varmint to elk. Mild recoil and long barrel life are a must, I would like a "family rifle" that can hang around for years and do the job for little sister when the time comes. I am leaning toward 6.5CM due to current availability and what I see to be future availability and variety of loads. I'd really like for it to be under 8lbs for her shooting and me hucking around. don't like crappy black stocks but have not seen an adj. stock that is not a pig weight wise. I COULD spend up to $2K but am sure open to more affordable options. What I have looked at so far: Bergara HMR and Pro: nice but heavy PVA JH: same and pricier Havak: so far a contender Sako and Tikka: good accuracy reviews but would need a stock re-do right off the bat. Any input appreciated on this. Once this ticket is filled I will be going for a much larger/longer range rifle just for me as the .30-378 has worn out it's welcome.