My father decided he wanted a bolt action rifle this year and now is a good time to buy for us, and I was wondering if I could ask for a little help finding what he wants. I generally dont want spend more than $500 on the rifle itself if I have to. These are the features I'm looking for in a rifle for him. Caliber needs to be .308 Win but can be in .30-06 if it really comes down to it. He'd like less than a 90-degree bolt throw for a large scope, he's thinking more for the 4-16x40 or 50mm. I'd like for the rifle to have a detachable box mag with capacity with 3 at the lowest, but this doesnt seem to bother him too much, I just want things to be easier for him really. The options I've looked at are the Marlin XS7, but it has an internal mag, but he loves the price and accuracy of the gun to death because he had a chance to shoot one the other day. The Thompson Center Venture I was exceptionally interested in but I've read that the magazine's tend to break frequently, nor have I found many aftermarket parts for the gun avaliable. And, yes I have looked at the Remington rifles, but I'm not a huge fan of them due to the feel of all of the actions I've tested. If I just cant find a detachable box mag rifle for under $500 I think I'll just have to reconsider the internal mag condition. Any suggestions?