Right I have a dilema.....
I have a steyr mannlicher in .243, I bought it when I wanted one gun for fox and deer. For two years I have had a Remington 700 in .223, thumbhole stock, 20" barrel, jewell trigger for foxing
I love the Remmy and actually resent the mannlicher(its a nice gun but I'm spoilt with the jewell trigger). I am also getting a few opportunities to shoot fallow and maybe a couple of reds.
So I am looking to change the rifle, I want lightweight though.
The dilema is two fold.......Firstly what calibre? I don't reload so am looking between 6.5x55 and 308? Preferably flatter shooting and airing on the side of roe and fox by day, also less recoil.
Secondly which rifle
I was looking at Sako 75's(seeing the ad on here is rushing my decision)
But I really like being able to tune the rifle myself by adding say jewell triggers and better stocks if I want. The rifle will be a tool so don't want super posh and also clients will be using it from time to time.
How good are the sako's? Or should I go down the howa/remington route so there is more aftermarket options? Or is there another route?