Of the rifles you mention I would prefer the CRF Model 70 simply because I live in a very harsh climate and I feel the Mauser type feeding and claw extraction is superior to anything else in mud, snow and ice.
Have a nice evening, Rabon...
All are fine weapons, but I have always had Remington Rifles for hunting.
I guess if for no other reason is that they are what I was born and raised on. That is all my Father and Grandfathers and Uncles ever really owned (except for a couple of Marlin and Winchester .30/.30's.) Since I had good experiences with them I never bought anything different.
Thanks alot...I see now how narrow minded my purchases have been so I guess I'll have to go buy a couple of other brands to add to my collection.
I am partial to the 700 Rem. I have shot all (all shoot great), and love the Remington most, probably cuz its mine. I am biased, but am sure no matter what you get, you will have no problems, and will soon be as biased as we all are.
As for me, I believe there is a reason that Remington has been allowed to advertise over the years that it's model 700 is the most accurate out of the box production firearm made. And of course being that I have owned the 700 BDL in .308 since 1978 and have had absolutely no failures with it makes me somewhat biased. I know the Winchester model 70 has a similar reputation and makes a fine firearm as does Browning. I think it is more of a personal preferance than anything else. Go with what pleases your eye and feels good in your hands and I'm sure you'll be happy.
My newest addition will be (still in Lay a way) a Browning A-Bolt medallion in 308. Why this gun? I like the shorter, lighter rifle in the short action. I like the top mounted safety and the short smooth bolt of the Browning. This gun has the muzzlebreak and the Boss system so it should be easy on the shoulder too. To be honest though, I was looking for a short, light 308 and this rifle was in stock, I like the Brownings for quality and looks but if it had been a Remington model 7, I'd have bought that too. I have shot the Browning rifles and I'm sure I won't be disapointed.
I have a Winchester 70 pre 64, Remington 700, and a Weatherby MkV lightweight.
the winchester is sweet, the Remington is solid and balanced, and the Weatherby is smooth and fast.
I choose the REMINGTON!!
Well, I would have to say Remington, cuz that is where my money is going to be going in a few weeks (or days, depends ). I am looking at a Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .30-06. Have always wanted one to hunt with, and figure that I will for this coming season before I am off in the Navy. But the people around me have also had good experiences with Rugers, Savages and Winchesters. Ask my uncle about the Savage: it was the first left-handed boltgun available and he has had his for quite a while. Business and competition being what they are, I don't think anybody can survive selling a sub-standard product. They will all suffice. (Oh yeah, and I say it should be an '06 or a .308, but I'm probably a little biased ;f . Everybody I've ever hunted with has one or the other, except my dad who uses a .30/30.)