I have had a look at previous threads and have a good idea of what is recommended in secondhand rifles.
My question/poll relates to what is better in new rifles at the cheap end of the scale. I see Howa 1500s, Wetherbys (made by Howa?) and the cheaper Remingtons (SPS for <£600) are all in my budget, which I am looking around the £800 mark to include scope (probably an 8 x 56 Hawke or something, I am not a scope tart) and mod.
My local RFD has both Wetherby and Howa available in budget (but none in at the moment to try for size) with mod and scope but I wonder am I better getting something secondhand, I am not averse to SH rifles, I have a few already, but I have been told that 243s tend to only get sold when there is something wrong with them. Obviously not entirely true, and the man is trying to sell a new gun, but it makes you wonder.
I would be interested in what you think. Oh, and its for fox and deer.