Love the idea of owning one of these! I am a big fan of single shot and double rifles. I have an encore that I love and I was thinking of getting a inexpensive acurate small game/plunking rifle when a Stevens favorite caught my eye. Things have changed for me since I got the encore and I can not picture affording a $1,000+ for a gun again but $300 for a neat looking 22lr I could do! The smaller Stevens 22's would be great for my son as well.
Question is every other gun with this type of action seems to be $750+ why are the Stevens rifles so much more afordable? Market flooded with them or are they generally not shooters? Read several reviews that raved about the guns but the price difference makes me wonder, seems these days $50 is a lot of money for me and I cant afford a 2-300 dollar boat ancher/paperwieght.