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Is this a good price for Win. Model 70?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DigMe, Nov 23, 2004.

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  1. DigMe

    DigMe Member

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    So I'm looking for a .30-06 bolt for Christmas in the $400 or so range. Today I found a used Winchester Model 70 w/ synthetic stock and an older Weaver 4x scope for $429. The gun didn't look like it had been fired that much and seemed to be in good condition with a nice, crisp trigger.

    Is that a good price? It seemed like a decent price to me but I don't really know. I'm also looking at the Savage package guns. They have some new ones in .30-06 but the older model without the accutrigger for (I think) $389 or so. Might have been $369.

    What do ya'll think of those two deals?

    brad cook
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    I've always liked the old Weaver K4. Been a regular user for many years. Based on the last gunshows I've done, the scope, rings and bases would run you somewhere around $60 to $75 in good used condition.

    I've not heard of the newer Model 70s being bad insofar as hunting accuracy, although I've not played with any of them.

    Any chance they'd do any dickering on price? I'd hit them with an offer of $375 out the door and see what happens...

    Art
     
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    My local Walmart has post '64 Model 70's with blued steel and synthetic stock and a cheap 3-9x40 scope for $400.

    If it were me I'd go down to Walmart and pick that up before buying a used one with a slightly nicer used scope for more money.
     
  4. DigMe

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    Cool. I wasn't sure what they were selling for new. I was actually planning on checking out Wal-Mart's selection tomorrow.

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  5. Art Eatman

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    Fumbler, in the FWIW department: I worked gunshows pretty steadily for some 15 years, from around 1970 into the 1980s. And, a few more in recent years.

    I've always tried out the "trade in" hunting rifles I've gotten in a deal, or from buying a collection. Sometimes I'd get a set of dies and meddle around with reloads.

    I've yet to get a bad "good used" hunting rifle. Not saying it can't happen, but the probability is very low.

    And I love to dicker about the price. :)

    Art
     
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