Advice needed: Weatherby Vanguard, Thompson Venture or Savage 11 FHNS
I am getting to purchase my first hunting rifle and could use your help. First the purpose...hogs and deer in the Southeast (primarily in the Carolinas, GA, AL and MS) and after reading other discussions I will most likely go with the .308 and a Redfield Scope (Revolution 3-9x50mm).
So now I have to finalize the rifle, with my final three listed above. I wanted your opinions on quality, accuracy out of the box and overall durability. I realize that some of this is subjective and accuracy is based on the shooter, but I am trying to avoid making a mistake and do not want to break the bank either.
Please let me know your thought and experience with these rifles.