When you decide that a new rifle is needed (OK, wanted!) and you begin your search do you make a point to shop for either a Short Action or Long Action, or do you simply look for something to fill your needs (OK, wants!). Generally speaking, I already know exactly what I'm wanting to buy, both cartridge and rifle model, so it may not mean so much to me. But how about you fellas (gals)? Do you make a decision beforehand as to whether you want specifically a SA or LA rifle? Heck, does it even matter to you IF a rifle is SA or LA??
I suppose I should also mention that likely a full 50% of my rifle purchases are simply because I saw a nice rifle, I figure to enjoy using, at a good price.