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Old 10-05-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Friend of mine owns a small lgs. He has a Rem 700 .30-06 synthetic stock, blued, with a bipod and some kind of monster scope (not Leopold, etc I don't think). He says it has 19 rounds through it. I don't know what year. Wants $550. I was thinking of trying $500 otd and seeing if I could put a couple rounds down range first.

I have never owned a big bolt gun. Just lever actions and combat type rifles, AR, M16, etc.

I don't hunt, but with this gun I can almost taste a some venison or elk steaks.

What do you think?
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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If I were you I would buy it. 700's are sweet guns.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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You are certainly not going to go wrong with it. That's a decent price, just for the gun,not including the scope. Go for it.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:48 PM
 
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depends mostly on the scope. be sure to look carefullly at the rifling grooves, with a good light, preferably with a bore scope, and look over the muzzle crown for dings. If it's got some, that touch the rifling, accuracy will be poor, and re-crowning it will cost you $50 or more. I'd try more like $450, unless it's a really espensive scope. scopes bring less than 1/4 of retail cost, in good used condition. the rifle, by itself, is more like sub $400, in excellent condition. that thing is gonna belt you a pretty good lick, so I'd figure on adding a shotgun recoil pad. Might need to shorten the stock to add the pad and not be too long for your arms/neck to use the gun swiftly.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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You can determine year of mfg by the serial number.

Lookup the scope name and you can see if that adds significately to the overall value.

If it truly is a "new" rifle that is a good price if the condition checks out.

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Old 10-06-2014, 01:36 PM
 
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Like all purchases, never, ever get emotionally attached. Most "kit guns" (those sold in combos) are in that price range albeit, not 700's but, their cheaper brother, the 783.

If you can get it for $400 or less, good deal. $450 is so-so, $500, not that unusual....keep shopping...the only variable here is if that is a really good scope perched on top.....optics, as you probably know, can run $80-$1,200 predicated on quality and brand.

The rifle by itself is not worth more than $400 wholesale. The scope is merely a sweetener. But, check it, you may not even like the scope. Check the brand and the mounting setup.....try to get it in the low 400's or less....then, you can't go wrong.

Short of you damaging it at that point, it won't/can't lose much more value and over time, will probably increase....slightly....nothing like buying a firearm, using it for years, and selling it for what you have in it years later. Win-Win....for you anyway!
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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Thanks guys. The store was closed today, I'm going to inspect it throughly tomorrow, maybe start dickering at $450 and see what happens. It might be a consignment.
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