I've worked on many different rifles, either adjusting triggers, doing bedding, etc. and fired lots of different brands and models.
My favorite moderately-priced rifles are, in order: Rem 700, Tikka 595, Winchester 70, and Weatherby Vanguard. The Tikka T-3 is also nice, but not as nice as the 595 was.
The Vanguard would move up a bit if it wasn't so heavy and seemingly bulky for a carry rifle.
The Win. 70 trigger is just OK; not as nice as the Remingtons and Tikka that I have.
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