I have recently applied for and been approved a .38/.357 calibre for target shooting and a 6.5x55SE for Deer and Fox (& target). I am still waiting for the FAC through the post but have started looking around for new/second hand rifles in these calibres.
I'm pretty much set on a Marlin 1894C for the .38/.357 as it does all that is required (esp. side ejecting). Does anyone have an indication as to what price i should be looking for a new/good quality second hand? there appears to be quite a range out there.
Similarly i'm after a rifle for stalking in 6.5x55SE, here, i'm not so set. My reasearch has led me to a new CZ 550 American. Accurate, wooden stock, and no open sights (pretty much all i'm after). What do you think is a good price to pay for such a rifle? Or does anyone have any suggestions? I am open to a second hand rifle as long as its in excellent quality (not planning on buying any other stalking calibre rifle) so it will last for years. I don't have a huge budget as i'm buying three rifles in one go and the scopes to go on each...needless to say the best i can get for my pound the better.
Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated.