I'm about to buy my first deer rifle, in .243. I have about £500 to spend, and have narrowed it down to Ruger American or Browning A-bolt. In the future, when I have a bit more cash, I'd like to replace the composite stock with a wooden one. Boyd's sell them in the US for about $113 - they've just started making a stock that will fit the Ruger American centre fire. I think I'll be able to find someone to bring one over for me. So my question is – on which rifle would it be easier to replace the stock when funds allow, the Ruger or the Browning? And is there anywhere in the UK that will do one at anything like that price? Any tips or advice very welcome. Many thanks.