I want to get a .223 rifle and really don't know what to get. It shall be used for occasional fox control mainly. I'm left handed but have always shot with right handed bolt action rifles and my other rifle is right handed, so I want to keep it the same. So really I'm after an off the shelf rifle with an ambidextrous stock. It would be silly to be shooting a rifle with a big lump of wood (or plastic or whatever) on the wrong side to my cheek. New or nearly new would do.
It won't see a fantastic amount of use, so to get an expensive one seems a bit wasteful. From a general search around on the internet and in local shops, the choice is limited. Tikka T3's I guess are one option, ten a penny though. The Howa 1500 seems possible. I could get their inclusive deal and maybe use the scope that comes with it on my rimfire and get a better scope. But are they a little cheap and cheerful?
Any suggestions as to what I could look out for?