personal I would buy a weatherby vanguard II, same barreled action as the howa. Or better yet a Tikka T-3 and be done with it. Never liked these werd stocks companies come up with as a selling gimmick . I also want to be able to shoot with the off hand if conditions only allow it. For a 308 make it a more simple clean lighter rifle as the cartridge does have limits as a hunting round. a 270 or 7mm rm can then take advantage of a long barrel.