I second the Handi Rifles. They are great little rifles and you can exchange the barrels on them as well. but a nice used Savage will be hard to beat when you can find them.TLS said:Id say maybe a H&R Handi Rifle or maybe a used Savage bolt action.
Dang, i wish i was closer. Another gun never hurts. :thumbup:300 ATLAS said:Wal-Mart! Remington Model 700 ADL in .243 Win or 7mm-08. Waynesboro had them for $350 w/ a $50.00 mail in rebate. The action alone is worth $350! Hard to beat that.
I think your wrong on them having to do NCIS check on you. The barrel program is just like sending a gun back for repairs they can ship it direct to you, by law. Never heard of anyone that has done the barrel program having to have it shipped to a dealer. They usually ship it UPS to your house,at least they did mine about 10years ago. H&R website says nothing about shipping to a ffl and the order form doesn't ask for one.btr568 said:If you go with a H&R tops $190 for a barrel,but again,a 6week wait,till you get it back....Oh and you'll have to pay for all this shipping,and back to a dealer,who will have to run you back thru NCIS even tho you already own your rifle.
Go with the Marlin or Savage/Stevens,they are a bargain no matter how you look at it.And save all that extra money for a really good scope