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Why Would This Guy want to trade so much

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by WALKERs210, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    Last Sat I was at my local Gun shop and while there a man purchased a Camo covered Savage 30-06, don't remember the model #. He added a new scope, sling, and boot sock o hold extra rounds. I don't remember exactly the total price because I don't ease drop on others but I do remember it was over $300.00. Monday I went in the shop to visit and he was back in again. He was looking at a Remington 710 30-06 with CenterPoint 4-16 scope, he told the guy behind counter to put it back on shelf. While he was picking up the rifle I heard the price of $250.00 mentioned. I asked to look it over and even though it has the synthetic stock I was impressed. Just for the heck I offered $225.00 out the door. I now own a Rem 710, I know that a few models had a safety issue so as soon as I got home I went to Remington web site and double checked about any issue or recall, this one came back with a clear bill of health. Now getting back to the guy at gun store. While still in the store he asked about trading, which I took it to be a trade for the scope. But he wanted to trade his new Savage for the 710 I just bought and even offered a few dollars to boot. I know that Savage is not in the top two or three but its not exactly a piece of junk either. Just wondered why in the heck he wanted to trade off a new rifle for the one I just bought.
  2. drsfmd

    drsfmd Well-Known Member

    Some people are compulsive traders. I've had several over the years... we're as fair as we can be with them, but the shop is going to make money on every transaction, and they understand it.
  3. AFDavis11

    AFDavis11 Well-Known Member

    Maybe his gun wasn't very accurate.
  4. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus Well-Known Member

    You should have traded. there's not a bigger piece of junk made in my opinion than a 710 or 770 Remington.
  5. mshootnit

    mshootnit Well-Known Member

  6. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    You overpaid by about $150. Those guns set for years unsold at any price. Gun dealers around here won't even talk to you about buying one or allowing anything on trade.

    The 710/770 series don't have trigger problems. It is all the 700's 7's and 600 series guns made prior to 2007.
  7. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    I was aware that some of the 70-700 models had an issue with the safety. I did go to Remington web site to make sure by checking the serial numbers. I know of a few pawn/gun shops that will not even look at the 742's, I buy some that are strictly trading material and some that my grandson can use and add to his collection. As for the Savage vs the Rem I kinda feel it is 6 of 1 half dozen of the other. Who knows the guy that wanted to trade might have bumped his head and will offer a wild amount to trade. Thanks guys
  8. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Depends on the model. If it was the Axis, maybe, if it was a 110/11 then no the Savage is better.
  9. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    I found a guy online who was trying to trade a Colt Anaconda for an AK47 or a XD/Glock. I emailed him and told him his Colt was worth all three combined. The pulled the offer and never even said thanks. Some people don't think about value, they just want to get something new.
  10. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member

    The other day I was purusing gun broker. I did not have any money to buy just looking. This guy had a tula sks with the star stamp and 1954 on it. He thought it wasa yugo. It was unissued and never fired still packed in cosmoline. He had it listed as 150.00 i promptly saw the add told him it was a Russian and in that shape it would have no problem selling in the 400 range and maybe more. He thanked me, updated the listing and wound up selling the gun for 450 buy it now.
  11. Numeric

    Numeric Well-Known Member

    I've got a 710 .30-06 that I got in a raffle. It seems that the chamber was cut to the minimum SAAMI specifications, as it had trouble chambering some cartridge makes but not others. What it could chamber proved to be accurate with the Bushnell 3-9x that came factory mounted. I haven't fired it in years, though it's not a bad gun.
  12. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus Well-Known Member

    and 99.9% of those never had any trigger problems... You realize that Remington has never lost a single lawsuit regarding those triggers? they have won every single one of them. In fact most of the suits are dropped before coming to trial, not because of any settlement, but because independent engineers prove the trigger was either tampered with, the rifle was not maintained (rusted trigger assys) or the failure could not be duplicated with the rifle in question. Some of those "trigger failures" ended up being straw, pieces of leaves, dirt etc embedded into the trigger assy...
  13. PapaG

    PapaG Well-Known Member

    We have guys like that who constantly buy new or really nice guns and then trade them back within a few months. Compulsives. We call them "our renters".
  14. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    I found the same SKS (a llike new 1954 Russian Tula re-arsena with a black bolt) at a local pawn shop and picked it up for $179.00. I didn't realize it was worth much more until after I got it home.

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