Re: Just starting to learn, need help
I have a winchester and a savage. I like them both. Accutrigger is very nice, and the rifle's $200 less then the Winchester. The Winchester has a boss/brake which is nice.
Cousin Johny got a Tikka a little while ago 270wsm. This is a good lookin', accurate rifle. The trigger is nice (self adjustable), the stock is much more rigid than the winchester or savage, and the price is in the middle. Nice gun. Has a plastic clip, I'm reserving judgement on. And as I don't own it, I haven't taken it apart. Out of the box, it shoots factory loads into 5/8" at 100.
Between a 7mag and 300 wsm, I choose the 300. Never could convince myself to buy a 7mm. The 270 gets 'er done without the wear and tear on shooter and equiptment. Suppose by the same lines, so does the 06 or 308. But I own a 300wm. Still, unless my wife wants the 270, I shoot it.
I favor Nikon and Burris, as I think you get the most bang for your dollar. Burris offers the ballistic plex. I like it.
You can put any of these rifles and scopes together for $1000.
Sorry to hear about your break in. I recently had a favourite saddle stolen. Fortunately, by touring pawn shops for a week, I found it. Wish I'd of been home to use one of them guns....