This is the only out-of-production rifle on this list, but I can't help myself. The great 99 is light and very accurate for a lever gun, adapts to scope use, has a trigger that can be made decent, and is dead reliable. When I was a kid I had a 99 in .300 Savage, and wish to God I still owned that rifle. The 99 was in production for 100 years (!) and a lot of them were made; they are now coming on the market at prices that are not insane, meaning around or under $1,000. The rotary-magazine models are much more desirable than the detachable-box versions. You also want your 99 to sport a straight buttplate, not a curved one, which makes the gun painful to shoot.