Savage is an excellent choice (esp. when it is his). Their out of the box accuracy and DIY friendliness is hard to beat.Okay, a friend of mine is in search of a new rifle. 90%+ use will be Georgia WT, so 80-150lb animals and in the area we are in, 400yrds is a long shot. Stand and some mountain (hills for a lot of y'all) hunting. He has his mind leaning towards one of the new Savage 110 Ultralights in 6.5CM.. Glass is covered, but for just the factory naked rifle, anything else he should look at in that price range, or less? I mentioned the Browning Hells Canyon Speed rifles, not sure what else in a quality factory rifle is out there. Thanks for the help
Helpful info Kay. There are several rifles options: X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed or LR, Rem 700 5R Gen2, Tikka T3 or T3X ss Lite, Savage UL, or Win Model 70’s. Since he’s graduating from a Daisy, 6.5 Creedmoor is a great low-recoil cartridge. A .270 or 7mm-08 are other low recoil rounds. A 300 RUM would probably kick the begeebers out of himWell, not sure that he's a hunter or a gun enthusiast, but I'm trying to help him into either or both profiles. I know he hasn't ever hunted anything other than squirrel, and that with a BB gun. He has had a VERY sheltered youthful upbringing, but a good kid, and is just trying to find his footing.
I'll send him the suggestions, I'm just under the impression that he's hung up on the CF barrels.. (He drives a Honda civic with a CF hood and trunk spoiler.. Blows my mind, but to each their own..)