Ok, After much reading and thought I have decided that my initial entry into the long range game will be a savage 10/110 FCP HS Precision. 99.99% of all the hunting that I do will be for whitetail and four legged creatures that are smaller. I am debating between .308 and .300 Win. I'm leaning towards the 300 because I would like to know that I have a 1000yd capable firearm. (side track. I understand that it will be quite some time before my shooting will be capable of a 1000yd shot) I will be reloading. I will be placing a burris xtr 6-24x50 on it. I understand that there is better glass out there for the job, but I get a ridiculous deal on burris products and the edge of the others is not enough to outweigh the savings. Thanks again for your input. Quick background. I already have a MKII savage as a training tool, and I shoot steel targets out to 600 with an H&R buffalo Classic with a tang sight. Thanks for your time guys.