hello chaps. i'm sure this has been covered in great detail before, but some insight from the collective would be greatly appreciated.
having just applied for my fac i would really appreciate your thoughts on new or used rifles. i have applied for .243 deer/fox, .308 deer and .17hmr rabbit/fox (but in truth if they clear me for .243 on the fox and deer i'll leave the .17 as i tend to use my air rifle for the bunnies). anyway, as i only really need a cf for fox and deer the .243 cal seems like the obvious choice to me and as i want to get a tool rather than a tart what are your views on a used higher grade rifle (sako, styer, that sort of thing) or new cheaper brand (cz, winchester, you get the idea). looking at spending around 800-950 tops for a set up but preferably less. criteria is that it needs to be rugged, simple and accurate. i rather like older guns- i shoot an old 40's webley and scott 16 bore mainly- but the vintage rifle thing seems to me to be a bad idea............. so, please, your thoughts? used higher grade or new lower grade.