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Would you buy a rifle you didn't need if it was cheap?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gspn, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    I saw a NIB Browning A-Bolt II composite in .308 tonight for $499. That seems cheap to me. I don't need it...prior to looking at it I wasn't even considering another rifle...but it sure does seem cheap.

    Have you ever purchased a gun that wasn't on your radar simply because you ran into it and it was cheap?
  2. jogar80

    jogar80 Well-Known Member

    No... but I would if it was RIDICULOUSLY cheap. In your case, that's a great price, but not low enough to buy for no reason. I'd do something like that at like $200 or less.
  3. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Thanks for talking me back from the brink...sometimes I just need a voice of reason. Whew...I feel better already.
  4. Ro1911

    Ro1911 Well-Known Member

    If it was something like a glock or an AR15 and I found it for at least $100 less then I could resell it for then yah I would buy it, but in your case no I wouldn't because bolt guns take awhile to sell they are generally slow movers.
  5. mberoose

    mberoose Well-Known Member

    Stumbled across a Marlin 795 with a scope and 4 mags for $75. Picking it up next week, need a 22 anyways.
  6. ngnrd

    ngnrd Well-Known Member

    I just bought a Tikka T3 Lite in 270 that I didn't need. I have two other 270's, but this was brand new in a local shop for $350. So yeah, I'd buy a gun just because its a good deal. But it's got to be a pretty good deal.
  7. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Well-Known Member

    Need is so subjective and flexible.:)
  8. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    Nope. Not anymore. Thought I was getting a good deal when I was getting my 770. It is the most inaccurate rifle I have ever fired and won't buy another "budget" or "cheap" rifle ever again. Hopefully I can try it with a different scope and get rounds on paper, otherwise I will find some unlucky gun dealer to trade it to.
  9. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Well-Known Member

    Not usually, though I snagged my Winchester 94 when I found it for $250. I was very happy that day for the glories of layaway... ;)

    But usually I don't have the money so I see good deals and they stay on the rack... :(
  10. History.Doc

    History.Doc Well-Known Member

    Yes. I have a problem.
  11. cal74

    cal74 Well-Known Member

    I'll buy pretty much anything that I know I can at least clear a hundred bucks on if need be. If I have to think much on it, than probably not.

    PS: As stated that may be a good price on the Browning, but no huge deal by any means.
  12. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

    There's a difference between a cheap rifle, and an extremely low price on a great rifle !!
    I think Browning's are great rifles !!
  13. planetmobius

    planetmobius Well-Known Member

    Need has nothing to do with this. Get it.
  14. RIATAC45

    RIATAC45 Well-Known Member

    yes, I just bought a model 70 in .264 win mag for next to nothing with a scope, ammo, brass, dies, and a case.
  15. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I don't see why not...I don't have a problem buying expensive guns that I don't need.
  16. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    No. If I don't need it and it's a caliber I don't shoot, it's just more ammo to buy. If it's in a caliber I have, that might be just one more reason I don't need it.

    Funny, but my usual question is something along the lines of "what else would I shoot with it?". If there's no clear answer, I'd rather use the money to buy knives, ammo, accessories, etc.
  17. HDCamel

    HDCamel Well-Known Member

    Only if I kind of wanted it.
  18. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    To paraphrase what HDCamel said, only if I already wanted it.
    A friend found an extra Romanian M-69 Trainer (.22) with a pretty decent trigger. He already had one.
    I enjoy it about as much as my rifles in 7.62x39, .303, 308.

    I'm hoping that the friend somehow finds an 'extra' P-64 (9x18).
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  19. USMC8541

    USMC8541 Well-Known Member

    I can quit anytime I want to, I just don't want to.
  20. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    Not always or even often, but...yeah, sometimes. The most recent relapse occurred when my lgs ran a special sale on Weatherby Vanguards (unloading the older models in advance of the S 2 series rifles was their presumed ploy) for $299.99, all chambered in .257 Weatherby Magnum. No, I didn't "need" one (anymore than I really "need" 95% of my firearm inventory) but I don't regret getting one. Well, I was sort of taken aback when I discovered the cost of Weatherby Magnum ammunition...:( :eek:

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