I Fancy a 308 for range work, heavy or heavy ish barrel, detachable mag with decent capacity (10?) with synthetic stock and a half decent trigger and accuracy potential to start with. Not too bothered about using it for deer, other rifles cover that! Can't afford custom so off the shelf or second hand tweaked will have to do.
i have been thinking remmy 700 but by the time you swap the trigger out there is a couple of hundred quid gone, possibly a howa?