Try a Mosin/Nagent. I have two. The first had plastic furniture installed and the second is OEM. I put a bipod on the OEM one and really like the way it handles. The one with plastic I gave to my son-in-law. Both are tack drivers with iron sights. The rifle is loaded with 5 shot stripper clips or individually.
Look at your local pawn shops. Ammo is available (7.62x54R) and reasonable priced. My two were under $200 each.