Looking for a new rifle...Local shop has a good deal on a few worth looking at...
I've narrowed it down to one of the two following rifles:
Winchester Model 70 Ultimate Shadow chambered for .300 WSM, with 3-9x40mm optics. (2004, NEW) 24" barrel, 6.75 lbs, Capacity 3+1
Savage Arms 111FXP3 with AccuTrigger chambered for .300 Win Mag, 3-9x40mm optics. (2005, NEW) 24" Barrel, 6.75 lbs, Capacity 3+1
Obviously there are pros and cons between the two. Local shop has both of these rifles, as described above...both priced at $399 US.
I have no first hand experience with the new WSM's, but the ballistics and efficiency are quite intriguing...actually a split hair faster than the .300WinMag and using 7-10% less powder!
BUT, I already have dies for .300 Win Mag and the trigger system on the savage is pretty trick.
Both guns are synthetic, blued barrels, identical optics (read CHEAP) on both guns... The rubber grip areas on the Winny are comfortable, and add a little more to the "evil black look."
I should also add the gun will be used for as much as possible (read RARELY) for bear and elk in N/W Washington.