In my opinion a hunting rifle should be made of stainless steel rather than blued steel as it's much better at weather related things and cleans up better in the bore too my stainless A bolt is 30 years old and still shoots as if new. Can't say that about my blued savage 22 hornet. But it's 45 years old!X-bolt Hells Canyon Speed gets my vote. Light, accurate, shoulders nice, factory cerakote and factory brake. Should be right at 1k street price.