Not sure if money is an issue, but this would be the optimum that they offer in this caliber. I was looking for the 110FP which is there Long Action police rifle in 25-06. They must not make it anymore, but it has a 26" heavy barrel. A buddy of mine has one and it shoots very well. You might want to look at gunbroker.com and might be able to find one at a pretty good price. Keep your eyes open for that rifle if you want to stay with Savage. You may find and SPS that fits your budget also.