Most of the time I just buy a cheap complete rifle, strip it down, sell of the parts I don't want and keep the action or whatever. You can also get a 7mag or any belted magnum and be fine. Anyhow that's how I do it. You can get a new Stevens for around 300 and the get maybe 100 back by selling the barrel and stock. Then you have about 200 in an action! I've got a 300wm savage that I'd part with, but I'd be around $450. I could probably remove some stuff and get lower. Message me if you like. Good luck and thanks. Oh check your local pawn shops.