Im off to the british shooting show on 13th and 14th feb, and ive got open .223 and .308 slots to fill. can only afford one rifle atm but need recommendations on what to buy, although i appreciate everyone has an opinion usually favouring their own rifle! Would prefer brand new btw
I will be doing mostly target use for the moment until they are opened up for live quarry use which i estimate to be another 6 months to a year (Got FAC in September 2014), then i will be using it on foxes and hopefully one or two paid stalks per year.
I would prefer wood stock but not too much of an issue at all, and need a scope, maybe a mod in the future but package deals may allow one now!
Got a budget of about £1000 but may be able to stretch or buy scope and mod etc at a later date.
I dont want to open a debate about whether .223 or .308 is better; rather which rifle and scope is better in said calibres!
Ive got in mind a tikka t3 (at a push), weatherby vanguard series 2 RC and browing x-bolt but not sure which is better and why, and whether id be better off going for a cheaper rifle but more expensive scope/vice versa?
Thanks in advance,