I'm in the market for a .30-06 bolt action rifle. The main use for this rifle will be deer hunting in Northern Minnesota - most shooting will be less than 200 yards. I think I will either get a Weatherby Vanguard or a Remington 700.
I am having a hard time deciding what stock to get. I like the durability of synthetic, but some synthetic stocks feel really cheap. I love the look and feel of wood, but a hunting gun gets banged around some.
What makes one synthetic stock better than another?
How are the synthetic stocks on their lower priced models(Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic or Remington 700 SPS)?
Am I better off getting a wood stock (Weatherby Vanguard Sporter or Remington 700 BDL)?
Or should I get one of the higher end models with a synthetic stock?