Most of my hunting occurs in Michigan, I have lever rifles in 44 and 357 and bolt action covered with 357, 7mm-08, and 30-06. My 30-06 is a beautiful blued walnut Model 70 and my 7mm-08 is a Savage I don't care much about but also blued and wood. I am looking to get a new stainless rifle for all-weather long range hunting. I'm thinking a larger caliber would be nice to have this rifle cover both foul weather as well as any big game hunting needs that I would want more than a 30-06 for. I don't have any immediate plans for bear or elk hunting but might be a good chance to kill 2 birds with one stone. I'm thinking about going 1 of 2 directions: >A mid range bolt action rifle ($600-$800) that gets me around 6 pounds in something like 300 PRC. This would cover many bases for me but would be about $1200 all in after optics and mounts. >A CVA Scout Takedown in 6.5 Creedmoor. Cheap, stainless and long range capable, though maybe a bit under powered for something like Elk. I like single shots because they are shorter and lighter for what you get. I don't currently own a single shot.