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I-Bolts $325 NIB/$275 After Rebate

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JaxNovice, Sep 10, 2008.

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  1. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

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    I was looking for an I-Bolt online today and found a vendor on auctionarms.com selling them for $325 NIB. I put in an order and I followed up with a phone call. I got the impression that they have many more in stock. In fact they have at least 4 more on auctionarms.com. Check out their feedback.

    http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8796218



    BTW- With the rebate from S&W you are getting them for $275
     
  2. TheDriver

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    This seems like a great deal. How do these stack up to the Savage/Stevens 200?
     
  3. skinewmexico

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    Maybe Savages will quit selling, and they'll be forced to do rebates to move inventory. :neener:
     
  4. JaxNovice

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    It is no suprise that S&Ws are going so cheap. Read their last earning release and they claim that shotguns and rifles are not selling worth a damn.
     
  5. Dgreno

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    Tag for later
     
  6. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Finally! Priced at what the gun SHOULD BE priced at. Now it's in line with other plastic stocked turnbolts of similar quality (Mossberg, Stephens, new Marlin, Howa, etc.)**. They thought adding the S&W name should be worth about an extra $400 - it appears they were wrong. Competition is a bastage, ain't it, S&W? :evil:

    P.S. The price is STILL a little high, considering they have the same PLASTIC swing swivel studs as the $244 Mossberg 100ATR, and othewise comparable quality. But to be fair, add $30 for the integral scope base, I guess.
     
  7. skinewmexico

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    Only fair if you like integral scope bases. Makes it kind of hard to put a 10-20 MOA base on it.
     
  8. greyling22

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    I thought howa made a pretty good rifle. rebadged them for weatherby.
     
  9. Shadowangel

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    They all 30.06?
     
  10. JaxNovice

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    I think they have some in .270
     
  11. Hoppy590

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    30-06 and .270 only it seems.

    savage- stevens offers many more calibers

    short action 223 REM, 22-250 REM, 243 WIN, 7MM-08 REM, 308 WIN

    long action 25-06 REM, 270 WIN, 30-06 SPFLD 7MM REM MAG, 300 WIN MAG

    my same opinion stands. Smith and Wesson just keeps stepping in it. they assume thier name brand will carry the sales, rather than the product and options
     
  12. skoro

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    If I didn't already have a 30-06, I'd go for one of these. That's a very good price!
     
  13. Der Verge

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    The I bolt is nothing but a complete ripoff of the Savage. I would not buy one for a few reasons. 1. I will not support thieves, and 2. I am sure the Savages still shoot better.
     
  14. MAKster

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    If they have to cut the price by 50 percent in order to unload them, S&W must be about to discontinue them because of poor sales.
     
  15. rangerruck

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    that is priced right, this is a well made rifle, unique bolt design, and track for removing, pillar bedded, forged reciever with forged scope mounts, bbl is made by t/c or green mountain i believe. I think maybe an adjustable trigger as well...I would get one, but allready have all those cals covered...
     
  16. TheDriver

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    It is a T/C barrel.
     
  17. foghornl

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    My Mossberg ATR-100 does all I want a .30-06 to do.

    Plus, in the ATR-100 and 4x4 series, Mossberg has most of the popular calibres covered.
     
  18. ImARugerFan

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    How's the trigger on these?
     
  19. JaxNovice

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    I understand the trigger to be adjustable from the outside so it is easy to switch.
     
  20. Dgreno

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    Has anyone actually ordered one of these and received it? What is your overall opinion? I just might get one...
     
  21. Jim Watson

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    Pretty good net price for a hunting rifle. Don't try to make something out if it it isn't, there is not and will not be the support that Savage and Remington get. S&W never has been able to keep a long gun line going and this will be no different.
     
  22. Wes Janson

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    One word: Fail.

    I remember picking one up at SHOT and instantly going something like "Ugh". About as bad as the Mossberg, overall. When you consider that Tikka T3s can be had for under $500, I truly can't see why on earth anyone would ever buy an I-Bolt.
     
  23. janobles14

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    i fondled one today. it seems fairly solid. the black stocks were $299 and the camo was $325 (both with $50 rebates). they also came with some cheapo scope which i could take or leave. overall for the everyday hunter i dont think they would be too bad. seemed well bedded and again...pretty solid.

    oh yeah the barrels are made by thompson center factories.
     
  24. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    My thoughts exactly.

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    Well, ok, it's has *something* going for it, but still, the original price was absurd. Now if they had created a market niche to try to compete head to head with the other value/economy turnbolts, they might have succeeded......
     
  25. jordan1948

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    Introducing the new apple iBOLT rifle: featuring a complete automated system of networks that works with GPS and satellites to pinpoint exact locations of deer and if that's not enough it has 4 iWHEELS that carry it to the location of the deer and shoot it for you.

    Also avalible the iGame Cleaning Kit, goes hand and had with the iBOLT rifle so work is virtually non-existent.


    Sorry I just had to put that in here lol
     
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