wisconsinteacher":3aorgp4v said:He currently has a Savage 30-06 and he will be shooting factory ammo. His budget is $1500 for rifle/scope.
Being as he has the 30-06 I would stick to something for the deer/antelope. As much as it pains me to say it, a 6.5CM could be a very good choice, good ammo selection pretty much everywhere. 25-06 is a great round but the selection of ammo just isn't on all of the shelves.
As for the rifle find one that he likes and feels good, Tikka, Kimber, Winchester, Ruger, etc. Pick the best quality 3/4-10/12/14x 40-45 scope that fits the budget Leupold, Swaro, Ziess
He maybe able to come across the discontinued Sako A7 roughtech that comes in a Bell and Carlson stock with butt spacers and still be in the budget, Tikka is making one now but the stock isn't a B&C anymore.