Re: Bang for your buck
Opinions on this topic vary GREATLY. But depending on your future plans for building on the platform you can afford now, Id say look hard at the Short Magnum cartriges(.270wsm/7mmwsm/300wsm/325wsm), or if you want a long action, look at a 300 mag of some sort(300win/300wby/300rum etc).
I personaly am a Winchester fan, but theres alot of guys here that own Savage because theyre so ''in expensive'' to customize into an affordable L/R rig.
Depending on how recoil tollerant you are, and what game at what distance will best determine caliber. I like .308 cal (300) because of the HUGE bullet sellection and bullet wt's to cjoose from. Weatherby and Howa offer reasonably priced quality rifles also.
Some will also try to steer you toward Tikka, and Rem too. If you go the Rem route, LISTEN to what the Rem fans have to say about choosing wich Rem,as some are not buildable. Dont just go to Bi-Mart and buy the first one you see.
Personal preferance for me would be Winchester Model-70, .300 win mag, or Winchester Model-70, .300wsm. Or Weatherby Vanguard .300wby, or Weatherby Vanguard .300win,(Wby mark 5 are a bit pricey) with the specs you laid out. But like I said, opinions on this subject vary GREATLY.
Put the best glass you can afford on it, and look into handloading.
Good Luck with your choice, and let us know what you decide.
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