OK, well, this is going to be a pretty broad question. So what I have is the Garand, and a Ruger American.243
If I am looking for a large caliber rifle, easy to handle (not to heavy or large), and a gentle recoil for it’s size, what should I be looking at? Caliber and rifle suggestions. I don’t have any use in mind here, which is why I always say SHTF possibly hunting down the road. I know there’s a ton of options out there, but you guys seem to have a good assortment, what would you suggest, that also doesn’t cost a fortune ( lets say up to $1300. Is that doable?) and the ammo isn’t going to break the bank. I don’t think there’s any wrong answers here, so give me some stuff to look up.
Let me add, I like the idea of a magazine but also like the idea of being able to load one round manually if need be.