Kind of a Ford Chevy question. I would go for the Remington 700. or a weatherby vanguard or a savage. Black plastic stock satin finished barrel. The cheap models.
If it shows wear take a can of flat black engine paint to it, game on.. :up:What about the matte finish on the lower end 700s and A-bolts? Is it very durable at all?
+1 on the Weatherby Vanguard, and the Remington 700.Weatherby Vanguard $399
Rem 700 ADL $379
Savage 111 around $385
All are good guns. I'm biased to the Weatherby because I've owned 3 and all have been great guns.