To OP. Maybe try a few rifles out before settling on one in particular. Don't let the so called knowledge thrown at you in this thread be your end, only where you begin. Cull through the remarks and nonsense to pick out what to you makes sense.
If the market were its usual predictable self I would tell you to buy "X" rifle and see if you like it, if you don't, you can always sell it for near what you paid for it and buy something else, but today's market is pretty inflated and uncertain.
Depending on what uses you have in mind there are a number of rifles which will suit you well. Perhaps start there, being honest with yourself about your legitimate uses. Once you have those nailed down, there will be a tool that will do most of them well, then you have determined which tool to get.
Good luck and welcome aboard.