Originally Posted by alex0535
I think a lot of it will come down to what you plan to do with the rifle.
I concur. I'd also look at available twists, depending on what bullet weight you want to use.
If you're looking for a heavy barreled precision rifle, you could do a lot worse than the Model 10 Precision Carbine. It's got a 1:9 twist barrel, which will stabilize bullets up to 62-65 grains, and it comes with a 20" barrel. It weighs 8 lbs.
If you want a lighter walking rifle, that Model 11 Trophy Hunter might be just the ticket. It's got a 22" barrel and weighs 7.25 lbs. I can't tell the difference between the 11 Trophy Hunter and the 11 Hunter, but that might be my inattentiveness right now.
However, you're going to have to decide what you want to do with the rifle. If it's going to be a walking rifle, a precision rifle, or a target rifle. If you want a varmint rifle, that 12 FCV has a lot to recommend it.
Your rifle, your choice.