What's the value of a Savage .243?


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hometheaterman
December 14, 2009, 10:04 PM
So I posted about this before about a friend that needed to sell a a Savage .243 that's the package they have at Wal Mart with the Simmons scope that comes on it. The exact same package Wal Mart sells and even came from Wal Mart. They sell it for like $390 or somewhere around that.

I asked on here if $250 would be a good deal as that plus whatever FFL transfer fee's would be is what I offered him. Actually I offered to split the FFL fee's with him. When I posted on here what I offered people acted like that was way too low and almost an insulting offer it was so low.

It didn't matter really as he turned it down anyway. However, I've been thinking about this for a couple weeks now. What are these things actually worth used if that was such a low offer? Transfer fee's are usually $25 or so. So that's $262.50 for the rifle or maybe even $275 if I had had to pay the full ffl fees. So how much are these things worth? Surely they can't be worth near what they are new.

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Maverick223
December 14, 2009, 11:02 PM
IIRC you can buy them new for about $350 (and I think I have seen them as low as $300 w/o accutrigger), I would save up and buy the new one with the accutrigger/stock for about the same loot, and buy a decent optic for it.

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dakotasin
December 15, 2009, 12:05 AM
i'd value the rifle in the $250-275 range.

MichaelK
December 15, 2009, 11:59 AM
Why would you think you should "split" the FFL transfer fee? If you are the one purchasing the gun, you should be the one paying the fee. That does sound like you are being too cheap.

Maverick223
December 15, 2009, 12:24 PM
Why is there an FFL involved at all...couldn't you just do a FTF transfer (with a bill of sale to protect the former owner)?

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hometheaterman
December 15, 2009, 12:50 PM
Would have had to go through a FFL because he lives right across the state line so he is in a different state. By right across I mean a few miles. Never the less still have to go through a FFL.

As for paying half the FFL fee's I thought that was fair. He needed to sell it to pay bills so I thought him paying half and me paying half was fair. I didn't want him to have to pay them all but I didn't want to either.


It's not like he just had it for sale for the heck of it.

gkdir
December 15, 2009, 01:14 PM
Recently bought a Savage 110 in .243--paid $275.00, with simmons 3.5 x12 x44 scope, and a decent leather sling. Yesterday bought a Sav. 110 .270, Bushnell 6x18x50 scope, decent leather sling--$325.00 Both these rifles have composite stocks, pre-accutrigger (pos), with blued barrel and actions. They were also purchased FTF ( you might want to look into the fact that you are in "adjoining" states--just a thought) Bottom line the Savage 110, pre-accutrigger, used, can be bought all day in the $300.00 range if you are patient. Just my 2cents.

hometheaterman
December 15, 2009, 01:32 PM
How much do the ones with the accu trigger usually go for? If I get one I want the accu trigger. I just don't see many in this area for sale with the accu trigger.

Maverick223
December 15, 2009, 02:02 PM
Would have had to go through a FFL because he lives right across the state line so he is in a different state. By right across I mean a few miles. Never the less still have to go through a FFL.10-4

The accutrigger doesn't cost much [if any] more than the non-accutrigger model in the combo. I would strongly recommend going this route.

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Sav .250
December 15, 2009, 03:02 PM
If it`s about ...money, then try your local Gun Show. That is if you have any.
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panrobercik
December 15, 2009, 05:25 PM
I myself, due to short barrel life of 243, would not get a used one unless I knew for sure that it hasn't been shoot excessively .

hometheaterman
December 15, 2009, 06:25 PM
What kind of short barrel life does a 243 have? That's not something I'd really heard about before.

chevyforlife21
December 15, 2009, 06:28 PM
its a good deal if your selling it to me haha, yes they are 400 bucks and up usually

panrobercik
December 15, 2009, 06:29 PM
What kind of short barrel life does a 243 have? That's not something I'd really heard about before.
ask Dr.Google... 1000 to 1500 shots depending on how hot your loads are. To me that would mean one to two years of shooting...

hometheaterman
December 15, 2009, 06:39 PM
Is that seriously all they offer in barrel life? That's crazy short.

Maverick223
December 15, 2009, 11:04 PM
Is that seriously all they offer in barrel life? That's crazy short.Yes and no, if you want benchrest accuracy yes (and perhaps yes), for typical varmint accuracy expect around 2000rnds, and for hunting anything else you will have a tough time ever "shooting it out".

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