RE: I'm looking to buy a new rifle..... would
The best advice anyone has ever given me was....
Go to a reputable shop. Look at, feel, hold, work the action, and shoulder as many different brands, actions, makes, and models as they sell. Repeat at a differnt shop with different brands and models. The one that you like the most is the one you should buy. Pick it in 270, 30-06, or 308 and you'll never look back.