Re: help me go shopping
For the price of a new Lyman or TC, you can buy quality parts and put together an heirloom hunting gun. IF,,,, you take your time and learn what you are doing.
Also, before you buy either a lyman or a TC, or Cabelas' gun, handle each model side by side. Some guns feel and look nice but just don't fit a guy of average or better height. Are the sights high enough that you can sight on a target without laying your head over the stock. Is there enough pull or drop? etcc. Many guys find that the Lyman GPR fits them slightly better than the TC offerrings.