Not enough space for the thread title. Sorry. Plus, I'm not interested in a pole so bare with me. Savage axis in heavey barrel 6.5 creedmore or 308 at 4 bills, ruger American 6.5 for 80 bucks more. A 308 is right there in price with the savage but, no heavey barrel, or a Remington heavey barrel ADL (308 or 223) for somewhere in between. What would you pick? Why? This is purely for poking holes in paper at 300 yards plus or minus.. SD and down range energy dont matter so much here. Bullet selection is a plus but not an end all solution. Cheaper ammo is preferred. Reloading is not an issue. We can talk about scopes later. 1 moa or less is minimally acceptable and less is more. I like all three rifles for different reasons. Americans have proved accurate but I'm not a fan of the rotary mag. Savage seems to shoot most anything farely well but the bolt is heavey. Mags are expensive , if you can find them. The ADL checks most of the boxes for me but... the one I have in 30/06 isn't as accurate as I would like and there is Remington's reputation to consider. I do like the 26" barrel though. Please consider we are only talking about new... off the shelf budget guns. What do you think? Off the shelf which would you pick?