Hesitant to even ask, because it's like asking the internet what's your favorite color...lol...but maybe someone will have some insight... 16 year old son has limited experience hunting but actually very comfortable with 30-06, 12 gauge, Mosin Nagant, 10 mm pistol. Will be hunting deer and hogs at 100 to 200 yards and range shooting. So the question...Are most brands of 308's going shoot more accurate than he will be at 200 yards? Thinking about a #1 or #2 barrel on a Howa 1500 and spend the extra on a decent scope like a Leupold V2 3 x 9 40. Really like the Howa trigger. Would look at the Vangard 2's (same barrel) but Weatherby only seems to have Monte Carlo stocks and son is lefty. What about the Wincherster 70 featherweight? Will it shoot that much better at 200 yards? Also, I'm not real crazy about the way companies **** their name out, now...I think a Howa is still made by Howa. I'm I on the right track? thanks.
Savage Axis II in .308. Accutrigger, plus decent scope in all one package. $380.00
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One I think is well above the rest and not far into the bank is
CZ, they shoot with the best of them,their set trigger is real sweet
The action on CZ is made better than a tank
Look them up.
All the best to your new hunting partner
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Don't buy a youth model either, he's old enough. My 13 yo son's youth rifle is short and loud as hell.
I have both a .270 and a newer 30-06. the 06 never gets shot in FL. .270 is more pleasant for me to shoot.
Everyone like the savages, but most of my experience with them other than rimfire, is with older, cheaper models and I am not sold on them, but to each his own. I understand that their new stuff is very popular.
Or,something quite different: Ruger No.1
Old American or Belgium BLR all day, new Japanese stuff not so much. Ruger no. 1 is on my short list, great rifle.
They are accurate and great trigger.
Best $300 rifle around.