Hi all, just looking for any thoughts on the savage 11/111 hog hunter, and the howa hogue. I have done months worth of research going into a .308 inside of my budget, and I'm down to these two. I will be hunting mostly mule deer and other Nevada game, and possibly small amounts of hog, and opinions about either rifle would be great.
Of the two rifles you've mentioned, I'd opt for the Howa Hogue rifle. That rifle is produced by the same manufacturer and pretty much an exact copy of the Weatherby Vanguard rifle. Very reasonably priced and known for being a great value/$$. I believe it uses the same scope base as a Rem 700, so very easy to find. Best of luck with whichever you choose!