If I was treating myself to a rifle it would be a classic oldie in a nice walnut stock and proven action. For modest money a Remington model 700 Mountain rifle in 270 win will shoot with anything out there and has great lines. While mine is a vintage one it still looks like new. It is topped with a Leupold vx2 3x9x40. Another model I like and would love to have is a 300 sav in their classic model 700. The price has gone pretty high on these but what an excellent combination. One horse that 300 sav would be mild on the shoulder and a 260 remington shooting a speer 140 gr knocks deer off their feet with little recoil.