We just got back from our local sporting good store and can't decide on which rifle to buy. We made up our mind on buying a bolt action 243 . Now all we have to do is get some feed back from this web-site. We Looked at the Ruger American bolt action, 22 inch barrel, adj trigger, seems to have it all , for about $400.00 . Then he showed us the Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 , 24" barrel 7.25 lbs, stage trigger for about $500.00 , felt a little heavy but most of my deer hunting is done from a blind. Then the last rifle was a Thompson / Centert 20 " barrel adj trigger 6.75 lbs for $460.00 dollars. He said he would recommend either one of these. Now, which one would THR recommend . I think I'll put a Redfield 3x9 scope on what ever I end up buying. The main reason,:banghead::banghead: is that I have a extra one of these in my safe. I appreciate all the help, can't decide,after a while they all look alike. Thanks again.