here is what I want, and I will tell you why. Yall tell me if I'm off base??

I am looking for a 223, for mainly yotes, but I might go prairy dog hunting in a few years, and I can't handle taking the 300RUM, but that would be funny
I am use too a bolt action, but a buddy said his AR can reach out to around 600yd and smoke a dog.
So sould I go with that "Style" of riffle, or would a $600 bolt action reach out that that with great accuracy.

any ideas? I know the Remmy is a great 1, but the $$$$
At some point in your life you have to relize just how old you are.
But only when your body feels that old.