Re: entry level rifles
If you can find a Vanguard MOA for $400, then that would be a good buy. I haven't ever seen a new one for under $700. My experience, as well as many others here, has been that a Savage factory rifle in the 110 family (or Stevens Model 200 rifles) will give you accuracy very close to if not equal with the Vanguard MOA. Now the ability to switch barrels yourself, with the proper tools, makes it the logical choice for me. Savage is a DIY rifle. All that said, If I could get a Vanguard MOA for $400, I would.