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Did I make a good trade for Polytech M14 S for Sprinfield SAR8

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lazygenius, Mar 7, 2011.

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  1. lazygenius

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    ...just to soften any traders remorse with regards to my recent trade. Anyone care to offer an opinion on my trade for a Polytech M14 S(with about 250$ worth of CTD accessories) a ZERO failure firearm, for a Springfield SAR8 (steel,made in greece) with box and extra mags. I think this time I came out on top. Looking for opinions from a financial standpoint as well as quality.
     
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    If you like it I love it. However, I dont trade or sell, as a general rule I just buy more. Seriously though, I think you did good both are fine weapons.
     
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    The deal is done now, if both are happy it was a good one.
     
  5. Shear_stress

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    No, it isn't. There were two version of the SAR-8, one an excellent licensed-built H&K-91 made in the Greece (the one the OP has), and the other a weird, aluminum-receivered mongrel with a poor reputation for durability (the one you had).

    As for the trade the OP made, I think you may have come out a little ahead, depending on how much you had in the Poly-Tech. Of course, as pointed out, the guns have changed hands already.
     
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    Again, you didn't have the same version of that gun as he does. Yours was an entirely different design made in the U.S. from an aluminum receiver and a parts kit. His is a licensed built, steel-receivered gun of the same quality as, and entirely interchangeable with, the H&K-91/G3.
     
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    Looks like you've clarified your post, so I've edited out my response.
     
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    It is not clear in your post which rifle you gave up and which one you ended up with.

    I think the SAR-8 is worth more.

    However, I would rather shoot the M14. Either way, if you like the rifle you ended up with, its all gravy.
     
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    i would have kept the m14 clone & i have heard they have great forged receivers.
     
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    Having owned both, out of your choices, I would have kept your M14S and have sent it off to Warbird to have him do his magic. I find the M1A variant to feel better in my hands.
     
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