Need advice on purchase


December 23, 2007, 08:27 PM
There is a Remington 700 stainless, laminated stock, chambered in .260 Remington in the local shop. Has a nice Burris scope. In perfect condition, they are asking $629.

Guys, I am in love. The rifle is a beauty, and I have researched the caliber and think it would be a great all-round whitetail caliber here in Georgia.

Stop me quick if there is a reason not to buy this. Tomorrow is my decision day.


If you enjoyed reading about "Need advice on purchase" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!
December 23, 2007, 08:30 PM
I would buy it. LOVE the caliber. You don't say which Burris scope but they are of good quality. And stainless..... Get over to that store!

December 23, 2007, 08:33 PM
Signature select 3-10x40, ballistic plex reticle

December 23, 2007, 08:44 PM
Sounds GREAT. I have a Signature select. I consider them to be equivalent in value to the Leupold VariX III (older) series. Sounds like a good buy. Just check it over, rifling, trigger creep and weight, smoothness of bolt, fit and finish, etc. If they measure up, GO FOR IT. I don't often give such unqualified endorsements, but it does sound good.

Maybe ask the dealer to check scope alignment with a bore sighter, just so when YOU sight it in it will be close. It will also give you an idea how the former owner did. (of course we all sight in a little differently)

Good luck in your decision.

December 23, 2007, 08:55 PM
$629 doesn't sound like the Bargain of a Lifetime but you will certainly be getting every cent of your money's worth and there isn't really anything wrong with that ! :cool:

December 23, 2007, 09:02 PM
Part of the good news is that they guy who traded it in is a regular at the shop. He (to an even greater degree than me!) will put together a package, shoot it a few times, then move on if it doesn't hold his interest. All his stuff is as-new.

December 23, 2007, 09:03 PM
Those stainless laminated rifles are something. I have rugers, but I know what the appeal is. You'll particularly like the the durability of the laminated stocks over their regular wood cousins.

December 23, 2007, 09:55 PM
don't get it. Instead send it to THunder shooting supplies in Milton Wis. I'll pick it up on Wed.:)

I'm on here getting more info on the .260, just ran ballistics calc. on it- Darn nice 2800fps
dead on at 200
22.6 low at 400
1336 FPE

it beats a 25-06 w/ 115gr at 3000 by 200FPE at the 400, with both having little kick and the .260 is more compact. If you look on gun broker there is usually on 2-7 260's on the sight.

I NEED ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


December 23, 2007, 10:07 PM
Hi "Litman"...

You'll be even more pleased if you run your ballistics calculator on the .260 sighted in at 275 yds. and see just how far you have a POA situation (POI +/- 3"). :cool:

December 23, 2007, 10:10 PM
December 24, 2007, 03:02 AM
What are you waiting for!!!!! Get on in there.

December 24, 2007, 09:08 AM
I did mess around with it after doing a quick comparison between it and the 25-06. At 240 yard 0, never went above 3 and was only ~7" low at 300. Very nice.


December 24, 2007, 11:18 AM
It is mine, all mine!!!!!:D

December 24, 2007, 11:27 AM
You need to put up some pics. I have a similar rig. SAKO stainless in 6.5X55 with a Leupold ultra light scope. It is my ultimate deer rifle.

December 24, 2007, 11:29 AM
Sounds like a pretty good deal. Burris scopes are high quality. Try to squeeze off a little of the cost. Offer $600 and see if they bite. If not $629 is still a steal.

December 24, 2007, 11:55 AM
Will do after Christmas.

If you enjoyed reading about "Need advice on purchase" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!