I planning to buy a 30.06 hunting rifle, mainly for hunting elk under extreme weather conditions.
I have 2 rifles in mind, which one should I get?
I have no experience with Winchester so far, only Savage and I really love their out of the box accuracy:
1. Winchester M70 classic stainless 30.06
2. Savage 16FSS stainless 30.06
Winchester M70 rifles are no longer produced, I know that's because of FN and Browning, could it be difficult to get replacement parts in the future?
What about Winchester's accuracy w/o any "gun smithing", same as Savage?
What about reliability when it comes to rain, snow and mud?
Are there any sources these 2 rifles were tested under these extreme conditions?
As i already told I'm a Winchester newbie, what should I look at when buying a Winchester? I heard of BOSS and pre64 systems, but really have no idea what this is all about.
I would greatly appreciate any input.
Thanks so much,