I thought it might be a good thing to have a thread about what people find when they visit their local gun stores. Prices, availability, activity levels, you know, that kind of thing. With that in mind I dropped into Gun Broker Clackamas today. All the parking spots were taken at 2 pm on a Friday. They seemed to have full walls of pistols, but the rifle racks were pretty bare, except for a collection of antique 1894 Winchesters. Some of those were real collectors items, like a .38-55 ($1995) from about 1910 I'd say. As far as modern deer rifle type firearms they seemed to be pretty short on everything but Rugers. Lots of 77 available and a few others, but nothing like they had in early December when I was shopping for SIL's first deer rifle of his own. I did see 3 or 4 ARs on the rack (where they usually had about a dozen). One Bushmaster Varminter, absolutely stripped for $1999 (Glad I got mine last year for $1000, and it came with a nice scope, several mags in various sizes, a bipod, case, sling and 400 rds of ammo). I also saw a Rock River, but didn't catch the other one's brand. Pricing was likewise "optimistic".