Re: Best factory Rifle???
I'll offer this up, What if YOU could build a custom yourself for your budget.
These guys are all sponsers on Savageshooters.com check them out
Savage short action ... $ 365 Northlander shooter supply
Shilen or McGowen barrel ... Your choice of caliber and twist 26" Varmint contour ... Northlander also $270
Laminate stock with Adj Cheek ... $350 sharpshooter supply
These prices are off the top of my head but very close. Northlander also has a Savage model 12 BVSS ( no longer in production ) in .308 new for $650 or so and would be a great shooter .
Leave the 243 for your daughter , that way you have a shooting partner.
Sorry Buzz.... Not going to make your weight limit , My Bad
Last edited by mkg; 12-17-2008 at 10:07 AM.