I have been looking into doing a project gun on a budget. I want a thumbhole/tact style stocked carry rifle in a bigger .30 chambering. I like the shorter deg bolt lift of the Mark V and found a killer deal on a blued one. I would rather go with a stainless but cant afford one in Mark V but can in the Vanguard but the Van only has 24" bbl so would I be better off finding a stainless Remmy in .300 RUM as it would be probably 26". I would also consider a .338RUM but have yet to actually see one. Or would I be just fine going with the blued Mark V? This gun will be used for Elk/Mule deer stalking hunting out to 500 yards and will be topped off as of right now I think with the Trijicon 5-20x50 with red triangle sight post. This gun might also end up on a hunt to Alaska or Canada, thus the Stainless VS. Blued concern.