Mossberg® Patriot .308 Winchester® Bolt Action Centerfire Rifle with 3-9x40mm Scope Combo Attractive, accurate and affordable: the "Straight A's" of excellence for the hunter on a budget. Mossberg blends a quality button-rifled barrel with target crown, adjustable Lightning Bolt Action Trigger TM and smooth bolt operation to perfection.
Some of the most affordable bolt-action centerfire rifles available, Savage Arms' AXIS Bolt-Action Rifles boast a new, modern design and super-smooth bolt-action operation that's ready to go right out of the box. Carbon-steel barrel and matte-black synthetic stock. Drilled and tapped for scope mounts.
But what you will get from a 24" will still be a shade faster than a .300 Win Mag in the same barrel length. Look at my pics. I used a .300 Weatherby Mark V with a 26" Barrel in Afica. I love the caliber. I also own a Mark V in Synthetic Fluted .24" which is over one lb lighter than the 26" in wood.