I'm looking for a good all around long range rifle, budget is pretty tight so I'm looking for a used gun, and I'm left handed so there are not a whole lot of choices at the local gun shops.
The 3 available locally (so far):
Savage 308 win
Savage 110 300 win mag (w/ muzzle break and trigger work)
Savage 11 270 WSM
I'm going to continue looking, but I need some advise on focusing my search a little more.
I'm not really considering the 300 b/c of recoil and how loud it will be with the break. I'd like something my wife can shoot at the range, she enjoys shooting, but won't like a huge recoil.
The 308 is basically brand new, so it's a little more money.
If I had to pick out of the 3 I would take the 270 WSM, it's fairly new, well it is an accutrigger model anyway, it's in good shape, and I THINK my wife could shoot it.
I've never shot a 270 WSM... Would you consider a 270 WSM for an all around do it all long range gun? I have a 223 also, so I don't need a varmint gun, I'm looking for something bigger, and I'm kind of torn between the conventional 308 and the 270 WSM. Should I keep looking for a good deal on a 308 or just grab up the 270 WSM?
BTW, I'm looking at nikon monarch scopes, any input there would be helpful as well.