Re: Question About Actions
Buying a used rifle can be risky. It's not hard to shoot out a barrel real quick in a 7RM if a guy takes it to the range and cranks out 3 boxes of ammo through it with out letting the barrel cool which I observed one day. I just had to shake my head.
If you buy a used rifle, it's best to buy it from the original owner and one you trust. Ask how many rounds were through it and how it was cared for and see if you can take it to a smith and get it bore scoped. I would guess most of the rifles you see in pawn shops have bad bores. I bought a used Sendero 25-06 from the second owner who hadn't shot it but wasn't sure how many rounds were through it. It was less than two years old. I had it bore scoped and found out that the bore was completel y fired cracked. It still shoots well though but I am expecting it to go on me at anytime. I did get for a good price which made it worth the action and stock (HS Precision) and will just get it rebarreled when the time comes.
So if you buy a used rifle, dont pay top dollar for it unless you know for sure the bore is in good shape. I wouldn't pay any more than $400 for a SS Rem in a standard stock.
If you want good accuracy without a lot of hassel, then save up and buy a good new rifle like a Sub MOA Howa or a Savage.