Welcome to LRH and enjoy! Nice to hear you're reengaging in building your own rig again.
I was on the same situation last year. The pawn shops wanted way too much and won't haggle at all.
Anyways, I didn't expect to find one that is reasonably priced in a gunstore ... got this used Savage 110 in .270 for $ 199 at Scheel's minus the scope. I tweaked the trigger down to 2 lbs and it shot 1/2 to 3/4 MOA with factory ammo at 100 yards. So I decided to delay my project and come up with some handloads until the barrel is shot out.
I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.
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