I am looking at buying a rifle for long range shooting. I probably wont ever go beyond 1000 yards once a month and out to 500-600 yards more often. I plan on handloading my own ammo. I dont want to spend more than $1200 for the rifle just because for my uses I am not sure I need $3000+ GAP rifle and I am very confident in my reloading skills and have made up for a supposed draw-back in my current rifles with very excellent results. What I am stumped on are my choices in rifles and caliber. I have been looking at a couple Remingtons in .308 (1 in 10 and 1 in 12 twist rates). Plus I have been paying attention to threads on this forum about the .260 and have always liked the idea of it. The only draw-back I have seen with it is the extra expense for reloading components and the lesser selection compaired to the .308. I have been racking my brain and keep coming up with a tie between them everytime. Any ideas? I do plan on taking some precision rifle courses once I have the rifle put together and when I find the load it likes.