Get something you will actually shoot, alot. Like 3-4000 rounds over then next year or two. All the middle class 6.5's fit this bill really well. 6.5 creed, 6.5x47 (surprise, surprise), and the 260 are all great choices for a rifle that is meant to be shot. Almost no recoil, cheap to reload, and great ballistics. 7mm-08 and 223 ackley also fit this bill as well.