Originally Posted by godale
you bring up a valid point. however all the entry rifles are like that. maybe not so much the marlins though. with the stevens you can upgrade it as you go with the 770 and mossberg offering they are what they are. i have a 114 savage believe its called the classic it feels alot bettert and sturdier than the stevens 200 but hey it was 300 more too
Myself, when $$ is an issue, I go for a quality used firearm. There are very nice condition Remington 700s out there for $400. So much more gun than a 770 or some of the plastic jobs. I guess it comes down to individual preference: if you have to have "new", and you are on a budget, you get what you pay for......