[QUOTE=WisconsinDeer;71487]I'd seriously look into the Ruger American rifle with that budget if I were you.
I agree I purchased this in the .308 for my daugter. The more I shoot it the more my M77 will stay in the safe This is a great woods gun for cheap money but not a cheaply made rifle.
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Are you really locked in to the .308, the .06 offers such a wide range of rounds, 90 gr to 220 gr rounds. I love my Weatherby/Howa, 24" barrel, 3" groupings at 200 yards, can't go wrong with this combination.