Looking for opinions for the best rifle (308 or 30-06) for under $500 new. I have looked at the TC Venture and liked it except the plastic clip. The Savage 111, Ruger American and Browning A-bolt are other options. I will be staying away from Remington due to recent poor reviews of their newer guns... Opinions please...
they juist did a complete test of all rifles under $500 its in one of this months books, i was reading it in wal mart. the marlin xl came in first, then weatherbys vanguard 2 , then rugers american, howa was there savage was there , but if i was to buy any of them hands down would be the weatherby vanguard 2
ruffedg, the vanguard 2 is a strong rifle action, and shoots excellent groups,it is also a good looking rifle, comes in good choice of calibers, and also you can get it in all stainless, plus it comes in the 257 weatherby mag along with other mag calibers and standard cals.
Give the savages a long hard look. I dont care for the axis series but others love them. If it has an accu-trigger look it over. I picked up 114 in .300 win mag 2 years ago and it is flat out the best shooting rifle I have ever owned. I know the 114 series is about your $500 price max but savage has alot of guns in that price range.