Perhaps you friendly folks here at Combat Carry can help me out!
The reason why I posted here, is because I find the people here answer questions no matter how dumb they are. Ok, I've decided its time to add a bolt action rifle to my collection. I have my sidearm (XD45), short range gun (Remington 870), mid-range gun (AK47), and now I must add a long range gun (rifle) to my collection. Now, when it comes to rifles, and the different calibers that are available, it really overwhelmes me. Here is my criteria for a bolt action rifle.
No more than 500 dollars
Relatively low recoil (I wanna keep my right shoulder in one piece)
Able to reach a minimum of 600 yards
I haven't really priced rifles, nor the ammunition, but I was thinking either 30-06 or 308, but perhaps someone or some of you can recommend other calibers that have relatively low recoil. I really don't have a need for a rifle other than in case I decide to get into big game hunting, but just something to have I guess LOL! I'll probably wait till the Permanent Fund Dividend check rolls in, so I got plenty of time to research.