Hi everyone! My name is Chris and I'm joining this forum in hope to get some of my questions answered, and answer some for those in the future when I become more knowledgeable. So long story short, I'm getting into tactical rifles and long range shooting, and after three months of hardcore research and looking at various rifles, I would like some advice on which rifle to go with. The rifle will be used for target practice, and long range hunting (mainly 500 yards, with occasionally longer yardage), and will be used during all seasons including winter (primarily in the winter). The ammo used will only be match grade ammunition. The ones that I'm considering are a Savage 10FCP with a Choate stock, Ruger M77 Mark II Target, and a 700P. The Savage is a 300 WSM and is in fair condition for being used (I believe this was a Cabela's Exclusive rifle?). I believe it has a fluted 24" barrel with a 1/10 twist and comes with a detachable mag. I don't know a lot about the rifle itself, but reviews on other forums said it's a good rifle (two reviews only though, so not sure if that even matters). The bolt cycles really rough. The Ruger is NIB and in a .223 caliber and 20" barrel (all stainless steel). There seems to have mixed reviews with some saying they're good, and others not so good; there's not a lot of reviews on the 'target' model though which is the one I'm looking at. I love the mauser solid one-piece action and I've heard that though the barrels were once poor quality, they're now very well made. I'll change out the stock eventually to an HS Precision one, but for now the one that comes on it will do. The 700P is used in good condition and is a .308 with a 26" barrel. I love the HS Precision stock, but 26" is really long for hunting through our overly congested land up North. The Savage is $650, the Ruger is $750 and the 700P is $800. The Savage and 700P seem very over-priced, but that may be the cheapness inside of me saying that... On a side note, I've put away the money for a Leupold Mark 4 LR/T scope, and as much as I want to buy an M700, the cost is just too much for me. I also know that 300 WSM ammo is hard to find, and I'm limited on distance with the .223, and the .308 is the best for long range (obviously the 700P will be better for longer distance). MOA is important to me, and I know all three can do .5 MOA at 100 yards. Just to let all of you know... I'm much more biased towards the Ruger as I love the mauser style action, stainless steel action and barrel, and it's one piece bolt design (grew up using Ruger M77s). Any knowledgeable advice is greatly appreciated! Three months of research is enough for me... now it's time to ask you guys Thank you!!!