We have ~10 gun shops within a 5 mile radius of us. The one that has the best reputation for selection happens to be ~4 miles away. Of course I will have to fill out Form 4473, and wait until it clears, which could take anywhere from 20 minutes to two days. Then, I can go pick up my firearm, if they have it in stock. Otherwise, if they have to get in what I want, it could be another four day wait. Whatever. I can wait a week.
I’m not looking for a rifle that can take out an elk or a deer at 100 yds. I just want one one that can pick off rabbits and groundhogs. Flat points for target practice, and hollow points for business. The ammo for what I want is relatively cheap. So’s the rifle. It can be bolt action, but it should accommodate a magazine that can pack 10. Not difficult to find. Might be a little harder to find with a solid wood stock, but so be it.