Hi, I am new to the board and would like to ask a couple of beginner questions. I am in the market for a new hunting rifle, and at the same time would like to also take up longrange target shooting. All a newbie can do is keep reading and asking, and in doing so the Remington 700 keeps coming up as one of the most accurate rifles on the market. I will be looking for a left handers version, but have not decided on new or used, I could use some experience here. Are the new 700's as good, or better than the older rifles? When researching I keep reading about the .308 being such an accurate cartridge. I was leaning towards a 30-06, is the .308 that much more accurate? For the time being I'll be shooting store bought ammo, maybe down the road getting into reloading. I'll mostly be pig and deer hunting in CA, and target shooting at the range. So what are your opinion's, .308, or 30-06, new or used? Thanks for your time.