Firs t off, greetings to all. I am new to this forum, and have been browsing different forums, and found this one to be full of knowledgeable and sincere individuals. 5 years back I sold my Colt spotter 2, ar15 .223 in order to help my father and family, along with my 68 camaro, and my grand national. My father who just passed away this past Monday of cancer was a solid mentor to me, a loving grandpa, and a proud veteran. He and I would spend most of my youth shooting and fishing, I have been passing down the fishing to my little boy who also helps me build fishing rods like my pop taught me, and now my little man wants to start shooting like his grandpa. So I got the little guy a .22, and now I'm looking for me. I have been looking for a solid .308 that I can use for mid to long range. So my questions are, who makes the best? What is most accurate? Should I look at the scar? I have no real budget, but won't spend over 5k. Any feed back would be appreciated. Thank you in advance. Rip pop, thanks for all you've taught me, I promise to pass it down. Wisdom, justice, temperance, and fortitude.