I would spend a little more or watch for a Savage, Stevens, or Remington to come up for sale locally or on Gunbroker. With the Mossy you're really limiting the options you have for aftermarket gear without requiring a smith. I regularly see Savage Model 10s going for right around $500 online, and a lot of those dealers offer free shipping. At that price the transfer fee is going to be less than local tax. There's also a TX gun trading forum (can't find the link right now) that has some decent prices, some of which have some aftermarket bits on them already.