This should open up a kettle of worms. I have my own ideas, but I'm trying to help a young guy just getting started in the centerfire rifle game. Me being an old cus, I started out with an 06 and was happy. I have never really had any experiance with the 308 so would like some other ideas to give him so he can make a good choice. By the way, he has settled on the new Browning X-bolt rifle.