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I am looking to buy my first rifle because I have recently got into hunting but I don't want this to seem like a first rifle. I would like it to last as long as I do. The main rifles I am looking at are the Remington 700, Ruger M77, Winchester Model 70, Browning A or X bolt, or a similar Savage bolt action rifle. The first thing I am looking for is to make sure it can take down the game I will be hunting, hogs and deer for the most part. After that I am looking for the most consistent rifle out of the box. Grouping is everything to me. I want to know the gun is doing its part and I just have to spend the time on the range to do my part. I have heard that they are all good rifles and that it comes down to feel, but honestly I'm going to "feel" most comfortable with anything that I know will take down what I want and is consistent as they come. My price range is anywhere from 600-700 but if I find out that for a little more money I get a lot better rifle, then I can stretch the budget. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.