I'm trying to make a choice on my next rifle, I've come up with a few hard specifics on what I want but I am still not sure on a couple of the others i dont know much on. I'd appreciate a little help deciding. Has to be under $2,000 It must NOT be a bolt action. I dont care how it cycles as long as it loads the next rounds for me. It has to have a magazine capacity of 5 or more. I am not brand specific. I'm a big guy so I can handle heavy recoil as long as its not a 50 without a muzzle brake. I want something that has decent grouping at 200-300 yards and can put down an elk at 450-550 yards with the guns most accurate load and really good aim. I do not handload...yet and dont completely understand all the jargon of it, but some. I do plan to hunt elk with the gun, but I want to primarily be able to engage multiple targets at 200-250 yards. I have no idea what caliber I would want, but from what I've seen is the 338 Lapua Magnum, 338 Winchester Magnum, the 300 Remington Ultra Magnum, nd 300 Winchester Magnum. I don't think I'd trust a 7.62x51 Nato at 550+ yards I would think it would deviate more than the previously named calibers. Regarding the caliber, I want to be able to load it easily in a LEE turret press and without extremely high prices on the brass, bullets, and primers. Does such a rifle even exsist? I know it seems sort of noobish to ask this sort of question but I seem to get sort of lost in all the information that is out there, maybe with a little colaberation on the subject from more knowledgeable people I could make a decent decision. I dont have this much trouble picking a handgun, but this is only my second rifle so things sort of change for me.