I unfortunately as many did years ago downsized my collection to basic protection so I could pay my bills. I am slowly getting the safe stocked back up. Now I will get to the point, I have been out of the latest and greatest for the last couple years but want to get a .308 for some long range shooting for fun and maybe a hunting trip (not likely). If I had a budget of $1000-$1500 with glass what would you buy today? I have owned a Remington 700 PSS .308 and loved it but I see a lot of Savage options and even had a guy tell me today to buy a Ruger American but I am not sure. When money is tight I can only afford to buy the right option the first time.