Try before you buy
Wellcome to the mad house
If you go to Castle on a Saturday and ask nicely ,you will find most will allow you a couple of shots of there rifles. Just bare in mind that the rifles will be set up for them and not you. Concentrate on the firing cycle , feel and the weight of the rifles . If your budget is for rifle only I would say an Ev2 , if to include scope then maybe a pro target .