I have read good things about Tikka's being very accurate out of the box. Also Sako's. I could pick up a Sako for maybe within the high end of my budget and the Tikka's go for more the low end of the budget. Still, waht do you all think about used gun buying? I have only bough one used gun before...the 338 win mag which was an excellent buy from an oddly ignorant pawn shop owner I was able to barter down. The gun seemed barely used and proved to be very accurate although the cheap simmons scope that was on it sucked.
Finally, I am sure you have a ll heard of the weatherby Vanguards accuracy guarantee...smoke & mirrors? personally I don't really like buying the bottom end of any manufacturers guns...but I will keep an open mind to any posts that bear witness