i have actually picked up several older Remington M700's for less than $350 and have even picked up a couple for less than $300.
if a person can choose wisely and knows firearms, there are some good bargains used if you don't mind getting out and looking and seeing what's available.
the Marlin X7 series of rifles can sometimes be bought new for under $350 in some places. these are well made and accurate rifles and are a good value for the price considering the features they have.
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