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I need to sell, what rifle should I sell?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by submiami, Feb 11, 2009.

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  1. submiami

    submiami Member

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    So I am a victim of the new economy and I need to get rid of a rifle. Here is what I have. What should I get rid of?

    Saiga 12
    Saiga 308
    Mak90 Stamped
    CZ VZ-58
    Cav-15 polymer ar-15 lower
     
  2. 22lr

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    Ill buy the lower $140, LOL if its stripped $225 complete, I joke but am quite serious at the same time. New ones can be had for $145 so that is about as much as I would pay.
     
  3. JimmAr

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    Sell all of it.. then when the economy returns get yourself something pretty. :p
     
  4. gvnwst

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    Depends. How much $$$ do you need, if you don't mind my asking. If not that much, and you can live without a AR for now, sell the lower. Other than that, for me the MAK would be first to go, and i would keep the VZ-58 and sagia 12 till last.
     
  5. Kentucky

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    I would sell the VZ first.
     
  6. nwilliams

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    The Mak-90 is will probably fetch you a decent right now because people seem to be paying a lot for them nowadays. The last stamped one that sold at my local gun store went for around $650.

    I can't condone selling the Vz-58 simply because I want one. The Saiga 12 you should keep because, well it's a Saiga 12. The Saiga .308 I might sell because they aren't terribly hard to find. The Cav-15 lower I might sell as well, it's not really a lower I would care to build an AR from.
     
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  7. submiami

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    Thanks for the comments. Why the vz 58, why the mak 90, out of curiousity. I havent fired the vz 58 but it just seems like such a nice rifle. I am leaning towards the mak 90, but I feel like Im selling my kid, cuz I shot that thing so much
     
  8. Kind of Blued

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    I'd sell the VZ 58 because it's the least essential to a decent long arm collection in my opinion.

    I'd panhandle a bit first though... While walking dogs next to my lawnmower.
     
  9. jpwilly

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    Really the question is how much $ do you need and what your most willing to sell/part with. I don't really understand asking us were not financial consultants. You need to do whats best for you.
     
  10. submiami

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    the question for you guys aint about money it is, if you had to part with one of the above, what is the first you would part with. Thanks for the responses so far
     
  11. husker

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    the one that means the least to me. is where i would start.and yes they do grow on you like your best old pair of tenny shoes. man im sorry you have to make that kind of choice. good luck
     
  12. rangerruck

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    hate to say it, but the 308, ammo is too expensive, and you can get about 700 bucks for an unconverted saiga 308 right now.
     
  13. rangerruck

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    next would be the vz, matter of money as well, plus the mags are the least common.
     
  14. atlanticfire

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    Is the saiga 12 a convert? I had two of them sold them both, I guess I just wasn’t impressed. Got myself a nice Browning.:cool:
     
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    I'd keep the Saiga 12, although they are fetching ridiculous prices right now ($700-900). The Saiga .308 would be the one I'd get rid of.
     
  16. RaferJanders

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    Get rid of the Poodle shooter lower, Keep the rest
     
  17. snakeman

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    lower and vz
     
  18. DRYHUMOR

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    Sell everything but the VZ, and use some of the money for ammo. Then go shoot it, to feel better about selling everything else off. ;)
     
  19. Odnar

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    No more Norincos coming in. Although maybe I'm just being sentimental since I have a Mak and it's probably my favorite rifle of all time.

    Favorite rifle I own, I should say.
     
  20. Reid73

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    Sorry to hear that you are in this predicament.

    Ditto. I suggest a quality bolt action rifle and a nice double-barrelled shotgun.
     
  21. jpwilly

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    Don't sell the MAK90 you'll regret i! I'd sell the CZ even though they are nice rifles just and odd ball IMO.
     
  22. Funderb

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    the saiga 308 is probably the most useful rifle you have. sell the rest.

    except maybe the mak90. keep that.
     
  23. sernv99

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    I'll add my dilemma to the mix.

    PTR-91 standard
    Sig 556 with 9 mags, NIB
    Arsenal 107 7.62x39, with Bulgy steel and plastic mags

    the PTR and AK have been shot about 450 rounds through them. I just don't shoot them often to warrant them being safe queens. And looking around for ammo to feed them, 7.62x39 is a pain to come by at a decent price, .223 is the cheapest of the bunch with Wolf and .308 is the most expensive.

    which one would be the best to sell given the supply of affordable ammo? I don't handload so I'm basing my decision on off-the-shelf pricing alone. Even with a AWB likely in the near term, the price of ammo restricts my finances to shooting all of them more frequently.

    I would like to keep at least 1 of them, just in case down the road ammo becomes more reasonable and I want a fun gun to shoot on the farm. I have a Tikka T3 in .308 so I'm covered with having a .308 on hand, hence I'm thinking to sell the PTR.

    thoughts?
     
  24. interlock

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    selling guns because you are credit crunched is tough. Do you really really need to do it? I have done this in the past and regretted it afterwards. you may find that in 2 weeks you will still be broke..... but not have your guns. They don't eat anything (so long as you keep your finger off the trigger) try to keep them.

    interlock
     
  25. sernv99

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    I don't know about the OP but I'm wanting to sell at least one of mine to fund another project, Krieghoff K80 which is $10k LOL so another couple grand and I'm there...I shoot shotgun sports more than my rifles due to ammo expense so time to face the music and just keep maybe one around as a fun toy and sell the rest. I'm not of the mindset of keeping them for the sake of defending my house against the "man" when he comes knocking on my door.
     
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