I'm pretty sure he will like a Tikka because it is smooth and accurate. I like the CZ myself because of the Mauser action, but the bolt binds when feeding and the non-rotating extractor is just not super smooth. The Tikka's I've handled have been very smooth. The Tikka I have in mind is the T3x Superlite. I wonder if the all stainless steel bolt and receiver will gall. I never heard of it happening on Tikkas. Are the black/blued steel rifles better for this reason? I'm pretty sure I will get it chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. I don't have a Creedmoor or any chambering that I want another of, and I figure 6.5 CM checks all the boxes. In a standard length action, I'd rather have a 270 or a 6.5 PRC myself. Creedmoor or 308 are the last chamberings I'd choose, but my son's not a gun nut and has no nostalgia, so none of this means anything to him. I think my son would prefer the lower recoil of the CM. He just wants an accurate rifle that's effective on game. I want an accurate rifle that I can depend on being accurate without a lot of fuss. My son's a great shot and whenever his groups have opened up on paper, it's been the gun or the ammo and I've been through a lot of tweaking that's frustrating. I like solid wood stocks and esoteric chamberings. My son just wants to shoot accurately so I figure plastic, creedmoor. I know he'll want something lightweight. A Kimber might be lighter but has a reputation for requiring above mentioned tweaking to get it to be dependably accurate. Whatever I get, it will wear a Swarovski scope I already have. I don't really want to spend much more than what a T3x superlite costs, $779 because I'm convinced it will fit the bill. Other things I'm considering: Vanguard or B-14 which are progressively heavier but might have some other advantages.