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Raptor Sporter ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mattkc, Nov 3, 2003.

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  1. Mattkc

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    I was looking at some used rifles in a gun shop today and ran across a rifle I'd never seen before. It was a Raptor Sporter stainless with syn. stock in 270 made in CT. The rifle was light and handy priced at $250 which made me wonder if it was junk. Anybody know anything about this rifle?
     
  2. JShirley

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    Found a Guns, Magazine article re this. http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m0BQY/10_45/55605819/p1/article.jhtml

    RAPTOR: THE AMAZING $249 HUNTING RIFLE.(Brief Article)

    Author/s: Holt Bodinson
    Issue: Oct, 1999

    ELEGANT YET AFFORDABLE, THIS NEW GUN IS EVERYTHING A HUNTING RIFLE SHOULD BE.

    Elegant rifles are delightful -- finely blued steel, richly figured wood, a touch of engraving, impeccable craftsmanship -- but sticker shock and my budget-minding wife normally keep my more extravagant tastes in check... That's why the appearance of the new Raptor is cause for celebration.

    At a distance, the Raptor looks like a svelte, synthetic stocked, stainless steel rifle that's ready to go. Its suggested retail price of $249 looks like a typographical error when you're talking about a new .243 Win., .25-06 Rem., .270 Win, or .30-'06.
     
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    contrary to what the article seems to think, i don't think the raptor is all that wonderful. it looks quite similiar to a rem 700, but that is the only thing going for it...

    if it will be shot a couple of times a year (3 to check zero and 1 to kill your deer), i suppose it would be fine. but if it is going to see any real duty, stay away from it.

    might try a search on this subject at www.24hourcampfire.com - this rifle has been discussed there on occasion and the consensus does not agree w/ the guns article... then again... have you ever read a negative review in a mainstream magazine?
     
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    i had a charter 2000 which is supposed to be the same rifle as the raptor and it was a POS......i sent it back before i even shot it.....Charter ignored me, kept it for what seemed forever and finally sent it back with no explanation....don't buy anything from the New Charter....DICK
     
  6. Mattkc

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    Thanks about what I figured.
     
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    If you don't mind hunting with Iron sights, I might suggest a surplus Mauser or Mosin Nagant rifle for taking your deer. More than enough power, rifles made from forgings like you don't see anymore, and an "as new" example with accessories won't run you more than $250, TOPS.

    I've heard the Finnish Nagants are VERY accurate.
     
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