Maybe. Just remember that multi-day neck pain from the last time I shot a bolt-action 30-06. As for the scope, it came with the Leupold Mark IV that I eventually put on one of my AR15 builds. Scope had plenty of eye relief. Haven't priced rounds lately, but with shipping I think I've paid $3.30 for some 50BMGSupply.com API and about $4 for Barrett (seem to recall $320 for an 80 round case).