Taking a newbe to a gun show.


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PinnedAndRecessed
December 1, 2006, 06:43 PM
A friend of my wife wants to buy her dad a 30-06 rifle. She said she wanted either Remington or Winchester for $300 to $400. I told her Winchester went out of business so finding one in that range is probably out of the question.

So that leaves Remington.

Checking Bud's Gun Shop I found this:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_57/products_id/97363

for $423.51. Dunno if that will be in her price range, but it says "700." I'm assuming that's the 700 action which is what I have and love. But the rifle is a "700 SPS." It's obviously a budget Remington but, does anyone know anything about it?

Then there's this:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_57/products_id/97410

which is only $321.51 with scope. It's obviously even more of a budget rifle.

Anyone know anything of either of these?

Plus, I know to look down the barrel of a used rifle (for bulges), and inside the bore. But what else does one consider while examining a used rifle.

BTW, I had planned on going to the show alone (Tulsa: 2500 tables), but my wife and her friend decided they wanted to tag along. Now if I find that "stealth" buy, I've got to let it pass.

:(

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soul_rapier
December 1, 2006, 07:16 PM
yeah i wanted to go alone to knob creek this year and my girlfriend came out of there with everything to build a m4 ...i didnt get anything she broke me with her buying parts :(

rockstar.esq
December 2, 2006, 02:07 AM
A Remington 700 rifle is worth that much for NIB

The 710 is availible at Wally worlds with a bore sighted bushnell in the mid to high $300's NIB. The deal is that the 710 has a pressed in barrel making it an economy rifle with a passing resemblence to the 700 which has a long history of good service and fine accuracy. Savage rifles are also a good recommendation for a budget minded shooter. I own one that was nearly $100.00 cheaper than the closest 700 and it shoots sub 1/2 MOA with match ammo.

rangerruck
December 2, 2006, 02:24 AM
the remmy sps is quite nice, I think it stands for Special Purpose Series, or something like that. they have a synth stock, so that is good for hunting, a nice trigger, and pillar bed and free floated, I believe. Now ,mind you , it doesn't have sights , I don't think, so it must be scoped.

telomerase
December 2, 2006, 03:00 PM
and my girlfriend came out of there with everything to build a m4 ...i didnt get anything she broke me with her buying parts

Oh no, your girlfriend buys too many gun parts. You're breaking our hearts with your sad story. Perhaps in the future you can travel to Planet Earth and observe the buying habits of our females, then you will realize your Galactic good fortune.

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