Why not an ar? I see your only looking for bolt guns, is there a specific reason your not interested in an AR? For the reasons you've stated I believe an AR would be ideal. I have a RRA standard model with 20' barrel, I've shot out to 500 yards with a scope, I tried 600 but couldn't hit anything, I didn't know what the bullet drop was at that distance, but at 500 it wasent to hard to keep the steal ringing. The model I have sell for around $850-$900 .
I dont understand why people get addicted to drugs, when they can get addicted to guns instead!!