Let me give you some insight on my ? before I ask it. My family started me hunting whitetail deer at age 12 with a mdl. 94 30/30(1979), with iron sights. At 16 bought my own mdl. 670 .243 and mounted a 3x9 scope on it (got a deal on both). For 14 years I have used that same gun (bought and sold many mdls. and calipers since) and have fell into a comfort zone with that caliper for whitetail deer. I have luckly many of places to hunt in mo., ks. and co., which family or myself have built tree stands with gun rests on those locations. I have been looking for a deal on a heavy barrel .243 for years now ( possibly mdl.77 ruger) and resently found a bullbarrel mdl. 700 .243 cdl w/ a world class plus 8x32 scope mounted on it at a pawn shop for $900. I bought it for $650, put the scope on another rifle, and mounted a model 3200 elite 3x9 bushnell scope on it. My ? is, was this a deal or not? The month and year are stamped BV on the barrel, stock has no imperfections, barrel and chamber look almost unused, the shop gave me former reciepts (on its serial #) showing the crown and action have been trued. There is one scratch on the blueing where someone screwed the sun shade on the scope though(scope mounts arent shimed properly). When I was young I got screwed, or payed to much for various guns, I think I came out alright on this deal, did I?