I agree, the Ruger American is a great option within your budget as well as the Savage Trophy Hunter.My Ruger American Compact was nearly 1/2MOA with 69gr. Matchkings, and the trigger was quite good. Pretty hard to beat for the money.
My father in law, a big game hunter who went all over the world, always told me to spend as much on your optics as you did your rifle. Those "free" scopes with a package deal are crap.
Yea those two rounds could be considered similar, however they are quite different. I have a Marlin- Glenfield 336 and the Winchester 94. I think the 308 shoots a 155gr bullet, and the 3030 shoots a 175gr bullet.OK, this might sound really stupid and best be ignored perhaps and not head off in another direction... but...
.308 = 7.62x51... true? True
.30-30 = 7.62x51R (European designation) Also true.
Just something to ponder for half a second. Like pondering used hunting rifles to maybe save a buck to take a buck... as it were.
An elderly Marlin 336 with glass (I have old eyes) or a Win 94 will get the job done. Not what OP had listed at all, I know.
The way it was explained to me when I was a kid is, if you shoot a .30-30 out past 150 yards, you are whistling up the flagpole unless you get lucky.Yea those two rounds could be considered similar, however they are quite different. I have a Marlin- Glenfield 336 and the Winchester 94. I think the 308 shoots a 155gr bullet, and the 3030 shoots a 175gr bullet.
I guess the bullet drop is more prevalent in the heavier/slower 30/30 cal.
I'm a .30 cal fan in all the variants, however the 30/30 and 308 are the most common, which is another reason I'm a fan. I have been only adding firearms to my collection of "common" calibers just for ease of finding/buying ammo.