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Hello everyone. I am interested in starting long distance shooting (I do not know much about “long distance shooting”, but I am referring from 100 yards and out). I have been looking around and trying to decide on a good rifle to start out with. I am not a hunter (not yet at least), so the rifle would be used for target shooting and self-defense in a SHTF scenario were longer shots would be required (just in case). I have been looking at rifles chambered in 30-06 and .308 because those seem to be very popular rifle calibers. I do not know very much about other rifle calibers or the pros and cons of each caliber. I am on a bit of a budget so I don’t have the money to buy a $2000 rifle, but yet I don’t want to buy a cheep rifle that shoots badly. So I was hoping some of you could give your opinions on a good rifle that does not cost a lot and also your opinions on a good caliber. Thanks.