Are going to shoot long range or extreme long range? To me, long range is 1200 yards on paper and 600 yards on animals. For that I use a 7-08AI. I can get 2800 fps out of a 20" barrel using Hornady 162 ELDs (M for paper, X for animals). Only 11 mils of come-up for 1200 yards and it is still supersonic for another 200 yards. A lot less powder and recoil for pretty dang good performance. If you are talking ELR, then one of the shorter 7mags using 180s are hard to beat.