Hello all, I just stumbled across these forums, and it seems to be filled with knowledgeable folks. Here's the situation... I'm new to guns, but I plan on buying a bolt action rifle for both deer hunting and for target shooting. Whatever rifle I end up choosing, I will end up mounting it with a Leupold VX-III scope and probably .308 caliber. I'm pretty much only interested in the black rifles. (Synthetic I suppose, as I just don't feel wood stocks symbolize high tech. Personal preference in other words) I had originally planned on getting a Remington 700 SPS in .308, but I've heard that they are junk compared to the CDL as the CDL is superior in every way. But... I don't dig the wooden look of the CDL. After I found out about all this on these forums, I decided to go pick up a copy of Field and Stream, The Accuracy Issue. I saw the Sako A7 and really like the look, but is it really that much more accurate than the Remington 700 SPS? Any other black bolt actions I should be looking at? Thanks a ton in advance for reading all this.