some of you may remember i was talking about having a custom 300 wm built, and i was somewhat serious about this until i thought about it for a few months and realized that i would be putting somewhere in the 4000 dollar range into a rifle that would be built by someone who i dont trust completely. I found a few guys im sure could do the job but its alot of money and im not positive that they could build 4000 dollars worth of rifle for the 4000 dollar price tag. Sure it would be nice to have a super heavy magnum rifle that i could shoot 3/4 of a mile with, but do i need that? no, is there a range anywhere around me to facilitate that ? no, is there anywhere in central illinois that you could even shoot that far? not that i know of. So ive decided to set my sights a little lower and think about what i need and what i can use, instead of what looks cool in magazines. So i asked who makes an extremely well made precision varmint rifle for coyotes and other small animals and atrgets out to 500 but more realistically 350-400, so with those thoughts in mind i am favoring the savage heavily, in .22-250 what do you think?Savage Arms Model 12 Long Range Precisison Varminter (Repeater) it has almost every feature i want, and the heavy barrel is hard to find in production guns.