Buying something brand new is often a good idea... but sometimes, it involves loss of value and it can even mean more work for you... such as breaking in a rifle barrel, for example. Don't get me wrong, I love new guns - but as a rule, I'd rather buy a used one. You get to pay less for the gun, you usually don't have to break it in, you might get some nice accessories with it, and you won't worry so much about dinging it. This article should help you figure out if a used rifle is right for you.
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