Originally Posted by thetrikerace
I've had the following experience at multiple gun shops over the past couple months and it has me frosted.
me: Hi there, I'm looking for a Savage Model 12 Low Profile Varmint (insert your rifle of choice)
employee: What caliber would you be looking for?
employee: we have a Remington 700 in .243
It seems to me most gun shop employees are more worried about selling you a gun off the shelf that day than helping you find what you actually looking for. I think this problem is probably helped along by guys walking into gun shops and buying the first thing someone puts in their hands. If you're going to invest in a new firearm, do the research at home first, find a model or two that seems to fit what you want then go out and find one at your local shop to shoulder. While caliber is important, I would argue that the specific model is almost more important in whether or not you will be successful with your new firearm. Your shop can order you a rifle, while you will have to wait, its a better option than walking out that day with something that won't fit you or do what you want it to.
I would recomend that you go to a gun shop and try to look at everything they have and leave.
If you know a good Gunsmith that will advise you on a factory rifle, talk to him and get some
input before you decide.
After several days of deliberation, go back and look at "Only the ones that you are interested in"
and pay little attention to the guy behind the counter because he probably knows just enough to
sell and ring it up.
Occasionally you will find one that can help but that is rare.
After singling out the one that is best suited for you and your type of hunting then and only decide if you want there rifle or just want a Custom exactly like "You" want.
Buying a rifle is not the time to be impatient.
Just a recomendation.
J E CUSTOM