Hello all and good day. I am looking to buy my own hunting rifle next year. Some of the things I am looking for is light recoil, readily available ammunition, and relatively inexpensive ammunition. This will be a whitetail only rifle. I have narrowed it down to .308 and .243. I was also leaning towards the Savage Stevens Model 200 but I think the safety on a Remington model 700 may be easier to use with gloves on (Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS is my first couce but at $900 is too much). I would like to hear some thoughts on this please.