I have thrown my self full fledged into this sport. I gain more knowledge here on a daily basis and fill my time between range trips researching guns and accessories. That being said I have decided I want a very accurate bolt gun for target shooting but, If I go hunting with my friends once or twice want it to be useful on deer. I think I have decided that I like the .308 cartridge, and while not ideal for deer it is by far the most affordable to shoot plus my wife that swore to me she would never like a gun said after her first range trip she wants something a little stronger then her .22 and with a scope but, is only willing to go once a month or so. Long story short I think .308 is about right for what i need (correct me if I am wrong). I need some advice the gun that I think I really want is the AR-30, followed by the Savage 12bvss. Do you think it is worth the price difference aside from the fact that the AR-30 looks far cooler?