Looking for something with a little more reach then 308 but $9000 416 is not in buget this year. Have seen a few AR 338's in the 4000 to 5000 neighborhood.
Doing a little 1000 (Thousand) yard target shooting ehhh???
Honestly IMO, a SEMI AUTO rifle in this caliber really doesn't make a whole lot of sense. You're right $9000 is senseless, and I wouldn't even spend $4000-$5000 for one.
This round is pretty much a Sniper intended round for very long range. Normally in a situation where you're only getting a one shot chance at it, and by the time you're able to confirm or deny the kill, you easily could have worked to the bolt action and set up for another shot if the option exists. I'm sure you can find a nice 3-4 round magazine bolt action rifle in this caliber for under $1000, then spend the family farm or $500-$1000 on optics to ensure you're accuracy and I think you'd have a damn nice brutal long distance lethal weapon. To hunt deer and elk with of course. :emotions34:
Again, JMO of course FWIW. :High 5: