Everyone has their preferences as to what rifle or handgun is best for the money.
I have shot many differing types, calibers, and brands of rifles. There are many I would like to have in my collection, but because I am not rich I have to make my choice based on what money I do have to spend.
Thus after looking, and talking to others about the many rifles out there, and what they offer for the price I chose an unknown, A Howa 1500 chambered in .308 Win.
The Howa came with a Hogue stock.
•A non-slip, Cobblestone grip ideal for any weather condition.
•The comfortable soft grip helps absorb recoil, this reduces the shooter's fatigue during long shooting sessions.
•The Fiberglass reinforced skeleton helps for strength and perfect fit-to-action.
•The OverMolded Stock won’t harden with age no matter what gun cleaning solvents or gun oils you use.
•The Pillar bedding uses aluminum bosses for rock-solid accuracy.
•The Barrel free-floats for maximum accuracy.
•And the stock is available in Black or OD Green.
It also has a 24-inch crowned BBL
What it did not come with was scope mount, rings and scope.
The price for the rifle was just at $400 U.S.
Scope mount and rings were an added $100 or there abouts.
The scope was $170ish
Total package for a 1/2 inch MOA at 100 yards off the shelf rifle $670
Now if you don't think this is a bargain and this rifle shoots 1/2 MOA or better at 100 yards then I invite you to view the range reports listed here.
All this for well under $1500 leaving people with money to spend on something else.