"I'll take "Ranch Rifle for $500, Alex." LOL! If I were going to carry a "Long Gun" style rifle, I'd just take my .308, loaded for deer. The advantage of the 450BM upper is the modularity. One Lower, two or three (or more) Uppers in different calibers, i.e. 223/5.56, 300BLK, 450BM, etc. One scope with QR mount, and good to go anywhere after any game. If I didn't already own a Mech-Tech 10MM carbine, I'd do that!