I will soon be looking to purchase my 1st stalking rifle in .308 .
I dont want to start with an ok rifle, and trade-up, I want to 'buy good, buy once'.
Given that many of you will have owned rifles from a number of different makers, it would be great to know what you have settled with, and why. Factors I am interested in are accuracy (of cousre), simplicity of use, ease and cost of ownership in the long-term, quality of build, versatility of use in different terrains. I will be shooting mostly off sticks and from high-seats.
Dosent have to be anything fancy, just to do the job and not be a pain to own.
Also, are there any longevity issues with stainless barrels vs carbon steel?