I am wondering what ya'll think about buying a rifle at a pawn shop? I so often see pawn items that look rather rough but they still want close to what I could buy it new for. I bought a shotty at a pawn shop and found out years later it was about 25 years old when I bought it. The gun looked in good shape and I never had a problem with it luckily. It was a Winchester 1300 12 ga semi auto. I really don't want to pay 3/4 the cost of a new rifle for who knows how old the rifle is at a pawn shop. Do you think it is worth scavenging the pawn shops or just buy a new one? I am looking at buyin a 308 or 30/30 for hoggy hunting and maybe a bambi if it comes to me. LOL I really shouldn't call it hunting. More like they will find me and I will pop them. Like I need a rifle.........as close as I feel I would be to the feeder my .45 Kimber or .40 Ruger would work fine I guess. I just will not shower for a week and the hogs and deer will just think a bear crapped in the woods. I can't go out into this dense thicket because I know I would never find my way back out. I would have to leave a line of string to find my way back. Some people carry toilet paper. I carry a roll of string.