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Got a new toy today

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chaim, May 21, 2003.

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  1. chaim

    chaim Member

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    I went to Kmart this afternoon. I know they are supposed to be allowed to die with no gunowners giving them business but don't judge yet. I went planning to just look but I saw a deal too good to pass up.

    Apparently they are moving guns out of all Kmarts close to urban areas :)cuss: in principle, but it lead to a great situation). So many of the rifles are starting to be marked down to prices that have to be lower than cost. Based on the price I figured they have to be losing money on it to just get it out so I decided that any help I was giving them by buying was more than made up for by the savings (hey, why not help them lose money).

    I got a Savage 110 in 30-06 with iron sights (no scope package, but the scope coming with those is pretty cheap anyway). It isn't quite what I had in mind for my first centerfire bolt rifle (I wanted a Howa in .308 with a decent scope) but the price was irresistable. I got it for $179!!! At that price I can get a decent inexpensive scope and rings and still be well under the usual package price (heck, it isn't much more than a good mil surplus).

    I'd love to get it to the range soon, but it is raining here and is supposed to throughout the holiday weekend:mad: . Oh well, maybe I'll get to try it out next week.
     
  2. cratz2

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    For that price, I'd gladly give the evil KMart corporation my money to contribute to the RKBA. I have feeling I'm going to be around longer than they will so in a way, it's an investement in our future. ;)
     
  3. DAL

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    WOW!!! What a smokin' deal! I bought my .30-06 from K-mart back in 1978 when that corporation wasn't run by pandering, overly-urbanized idiots.
    I've still got it and it's working fine. Congrats on your purchase!
    DAL
     
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    Hmm. I might need to check and see if there's any KMart's alive in my area.
     
  6. G23/40

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    I bought a 110 package a few years ago.
    Took the Simmons scope off and put a Nikon Buckmaster on it.
    Had the trigger lightened.
    At 80yds can put four shots under a nickle.
    Great rifle at any price.
    Good job on finding such a deal.
    G23/40
     
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    chaim...

    Congrats on the great deal. May I ask what Kmart you picked it up at and if there were any other good deals still there?
     
  8. Badger Arms

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    K-Mart, what's that?
     
  9. chaim

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    RT. 40 in Ellicott City. There weren't any this good but there were a few good ones. A 110 Combo package (w/ scope) in .270 for $300, a Remington 7400 with wood furniture for about $370 or $380, a Mossberg 500 (I forget the barrel length) for $200, and maybe a few others. The guy there did say that they were putting things on clearance prices one or two at a time to move them out so in a few weeks or even a few days there may be some other raging deals.
     
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    Hate to rain on your parade, but I'd have still bought it from my local gun shop than from Lame-Mart even if I spent twice the price. I know my local shop will take care of me and cares about my owning that firearm in the future.
     
  11. firestar

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    All the K-marts in my town are closed except one. Haha! I never liked that store anyway.
     
  12. chaim

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    I do understand but I'm not really in a financial situation where I am willing to do that right now. To buy this exact same gun at a sporting goods chain (Bass Pro Shops for instance) or another discount department store (like Walmart) would have cost at least $200 more (and probably closer to $250) and the combo with the scope would be $250-300 more. At a local gun shop it would have certainly been well over $400 for this gun.

    The gun I really wanted to buy (the Howa) in the configuration I wanted would have been $300-350 more (around $500).

    My current finances don't allow me the luxury to spend $200-300 more on an identical item and $300-350 for something similar if I don't have to. I am 32 and I am living with my parents at the moment so I can afford to be a subsitute teacher (the highest paying available job that would give me experience that would help me get into graduate school in the field I wish to get into) and still save a little for application fees, interview fees (travel and motel), etc. to get into graduate school and moving expenses once I get in. Right now I am trying to get some holes in my "collection" filled before I leave (once in grad school I probably won't be able to afford much more than one gun a year) and a bolt rifle just happened to be one of those holes. If not for this deal this might have been one of the holes that I will leave unfilled.

    Anyway, as I said in the original posting, I tend not to patronize K-mart myself. I went just to look for comparison sake. When I saw this deal it was too good to pass up. At that price ($179) it must be below cost and I really don't see anything wrong with helping them lose money.
     
  13. W.Va.Glassman

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    Good for you chaim.buy them cheap WHEN ever you can.:)
     
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    Excellent catch. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Enjoy it for many years.
     
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    Nice buy, chaim. Not all gunshops strive to be the epitome of altruism. Nothing wrong with buying at below cost of goods sold. :)
     
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    I'm glad you bought the gun, and I'm absolutely certain your local shop is glad as well. They'd undoubtedly rather sell you the ammo, scope and other goodies to go with a gun bought elsewhere than nothing at all.

    Hope you enjoy it. 30-06 is a great cartridge and Savage makes a good gun, regardless of price.
     
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