I'll try to keep this simple. Purpose: Hunting and SHTF or the like. Also for fun/sport. I have been wanting to get a long range rifle. Something can can do 500 yards EASY and 6-800 yards with skill. 1000 yards if I'm ever good enough. My first question is; which caliber is best? I want a common and cheaper caliber. Second is; should I just build an AR10, or go the bolt action route? I have narrowed it down to 2 beginner long range rifles that, judging by the reviews, seem to be damned good rifles. Mossberg Patriot Ruger American Predator Thanks for the help fellas. Looking forward to learning more about this.