I am looking into a Ruger American for around that
I think the competition has driven the price for real shooters way down. With modern manufacturing, it's not as expensive to make a great rifle. So for me the used market is a little less enticing than it would be given my cheap nature. It's almost like electronics. That 512 MB iPod at $50 just isn't a great bargain.
Not saying I'd turn my nose up at a pre-64 Winchester 70
"Jeez, man, what's another word for 'stupid?'"
"Tactical." -Tom Servo
Marlin 795, 795ss, 39A Mountie, CZ-455 American, CZ-452 Scout, CZ-75 Kadet, AOM160 M1 Carbine, USGI M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, Dan Wesson PM7 1911