Recently I bought two rifles. One from an online dealer and another from a local large sporting goods store that most of us deal with. the two rifles that I bought were listed as used. From the online dealer I bought a 30-06 Kimber Montana. I got the rifle yesterday and I was very happy with my purchase. Although the rifle was listed as used I don't think it was. The bolt box had never been opened, the rifle has no marks whatsoever and the Sub MOA hang tag was still on the rifle. I saved $500 over what they are currently going for, if you can even find a 30-06 Montana, and the rifle appears fantastic. I did run some ammo through in the backyard (my backyard butts up to forest land) and it functioned great. It's clearly an older model because the muzzle isn't threaded. We will see how it shoots. My other Montana is real shooter so I am hopeful. Now for the second rifle. It's a Remington 700 AWR chambered in 300 Win Mag. When I saw this rifle on the rack I got pretty excited. It's a stainless rifle with a black Cerakote finish put into a fiberglass Greybow stock. It's a nice setup. The price was fair and the rifle appeared to be almost new with hardly a mark on it. My son talked me into buying it so I took it home. I have never owned a 300 Win Mag so I had to go looking for some ammo. Not an easy talk these days but I finally found some Norma Whitetail 150 grains. I just wanted to see how it shot so that seemed good enough for now. I will note that the trigger was not very good so I bought a Trigger Tech trigger and installed it-before I could find ammo. In my mind this thing was coming together as a great elk rifle. I was pretty excited. As is my nature, before I mounted a scope I checked the weaver rail mounting screws that was already on the rifle. I noticed that one of the front mounting screws appears to be stripped. I was a little disappointed but figured it wouldn't cost that much to have a gunsmith bore all 4 out to 8-40 screws size. I mounted the scope anyway and then went outside and tried to chamber a round. It's a no go. the rifle simply won't chamber the round. I am not sure what the issue is. Maybe the headspace is off, maybe there is an issue with the chamber. I really don't know. At this point I am pretty disappointed. I took out the Trigger Tech trigger and reinstalled the factory trigger and took off the scope. I am going to take the rifle back to the dealer and see if they can help me. I am not confident that they will as I bought the rifle as is. I am a long time customer so I hope they will. I don't fault the dealer though. I don't think they check these trade in guns so they probably didn't know. the moral of this story is that buying used guns can be a lot of fun or a big pain in the butt. Buyer beware. I have bought a lot of used guns over the years and have generally been happy. This Remington just happens to be one of the bad ones. I suspect that it came from the factory that way given how good of shape it was in. Fortunately I have other rifles for hunting season and if I don't keep the Remington I can install the Trigger Tech on my .270 Remington so all is good in that area. Here are some photo's of the rifles. Good luck to all of you who dabble in the used gun arena.