I'm really partial to a super precise bolt-action myself, but a Scout or a SOCOM M1A is also a great way to go. Alternatively, I have a Remlin 1895 guide gun. I have no complaints. A shorty .45-70 is an absolute monster and there are not problems with hitting my mark at any reasonable range. It's not a long-range rifle and was never intended to be. If you want that go get a quality .30-06 or .300 Win Mag.