Caveats up front:
1.We're talking about rifles that folks of Middle America could afford. Meaning they just got a raise or maybe a decent tax return. Or whatever...have some nest egg dough set aside. So we'll set a limit of $2000 for out the door price.
2.This might be a once in a lifetime for a working man, hard life splurge...you have always wanted one, but just couldn't "justify" buying one...now you can...this one time. We'll skip the wife says "are you crazy???" comments.
What are you buying...and why?
Confession: I've done this twice this year...but I'm not telling what and why until later in this thread. Not ashamed at all.. .just asking.