For sometime i've been looking around at various .243 rifles and had until recently set my heart on a nice Howa lamianted thumbhole with matte stainless barrel. But having had discussions with a number of Gunshops as well as various stalkers, it seems trying to get hold of a Howa via Highland outdoors is somewhat difficult.
As a stroke of luck I was out looking at a gunshop near where I work and they had a Weatherby Vanguard in .243, Synthetic stock (With what appeared to be a stonelike effect?) and Matte Stainless barrel.
I hadn't until then even heard of a WV, but the guy in the shop tells me that it is basically a rebadged Howa. It looked nice, slightly different from other guns I'd looked at.
From reading the reviews on here and other sites it seems that it is indeed a Howa rebadged, but I note comments state that these cost more than a howa?
So my question is this, is £630 a good price for a brand new WV in .243, matte stainless barrel, synthetic stock and screwcut?
Whilst I realise everybody has their favorite makes of rifle, do you think this will be a good enough gun for both Stalking and Foxing?
All comments appreciated.