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Taking a newbe to a gun show.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PinnedAndRecessed, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. PinnedAndRecessed

    PinnedAndRecessed member

    Aug 10, 2004
    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:


    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:


    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.

  2. soul_rapier

    soul_rapier Member

    Sep 10, 2006
    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 :(
  3. rockstar.esq

    rockstar.esq Participating Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    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.
  4. rangerruck

    rangerruck Mentor

    Jan 12, 2006
    Texas, baby!
    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.
  5. telomerase

    telomerase Senior Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    The bear-infested hills of Grafton NH
    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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