Re: Heart set on a .243...but i found a deal need advice
Don't get hung up on used rifles with scopes. Unless it comes with a purpose built LR scope, you will have to replace it eventually anyway. May suggest buying an action. You can get a Savage Target action or the Howa barreled action (heavy varmint available) and put it in a stock of your choice. You could build a rifle and scope it for under $1200. With the Howa, after market stock, and decent priced scope, you could get it all for under $1000. With a Savage Repeater action, Shilen Barrel, Nikon Buckmaster or Vortex Crossfire scope, EGW Base, Burris Rings, and Bell and Carlson stock... you could put together a very nice rifle for under $1200 easy.
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