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Thoughts on unloading 1 of 2 deer rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by f100owner, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. Geno
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    It's pretty easy to find ammo for the firearms you own. I agree with those who say keep what you can. In terms of a .243 Win being desirable, the local Bass Pro had a new-on-the-shelf M70 Ultimate Shadow .243 Win for $399. :scrutiny: When I asked why, the worker commented, "We've had it for a few years (made in 2010), and nobody wants a .243! It's the last one we have..." Well, I just happened to want a .243 Win at that dandy price! JMHO, keep 'em if you got 'em.

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  2. batex

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    One thing to consider is that your Remington 700 in 243 win could easily be rebarreled into any number of good cartridges in the 308 familiy. This would include 243 win, 260 Rem, 7mm08, 308, 338 Fed, etc. For example, the 260 Rem is an excellent long range cartridge with a fraction of the recoil of a 30-06. I guess what I'm saying is that just the action alone, being a model 700 short action with 308 bolt face could be the basis for a custom build such as larger caliber, lightweight sporter, heavy barrel varmint gun, precision tactical rifle, etc. I would be hesitant to part with it.
     
  3. 280shooter

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    Keep it, Whats it cost to feed it.? clothes it? Nothing..Ihought of selling some of my stuff.. but you know what,? some of what I was going to sell.. I would just want it back...
     
  4. G'dale Mike

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    I have (1)family guns, that will never leave, (2)guns that interest me, that are the start of MY legacy, then, like you, (3)guns that hold no sentimental, emotional or functional value to me. Those guns are always available for barter, trade, or straight up sell( take the $$ and put it in my firearm-supply kitty).
    The 243 takes up the same amount of space in your vault as a long gun that YOU want to own. Personally, I'd let it go, IF it is advantageous to you. Good luck
     
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    .243 is a great gun for a kid or a recoil sensitive adult.
     
  6. f100owner

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    the replies are appreciated. Weird, I put more thought into selling a relatively inexpensive firearm as compared to buying a car or motorcycle or some other item. Some of those anti-gun people out there might have it right about us being somewhat "obsessed" with guns. Oh, well, at least we have a passion for something.
    May be looking at a bigger vault, but most likely will be looking to unload the .243. It was interesting to know the rifle could be re-chambered. But again, I have the calibers I need for any hunting I could expect to do. I may get a chance to try hunting mule deer in West Texas/New Mexico. If that is the case, the 30-06 should still fill the need.
     
  7. Sav .250

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    When in doubt...........sit it out! I would not move anything till I`m "sure" it has to go.
     
  8. DAP90

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    I’d keep the .243 and get rid of the 30-06. People always say the 30-06 is a better all around rifle but that’s only true if you need the upper end of the power spectrum. If you don’t it’s just extra recoil for no real world gain.
     
  9. f100owner

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    told a forum member I would sell him the .243 at a reasonable price. At least it appears the rifle will get some use and I can make my safe a little less crowded and pay back my bank account for one of my recently acquired rimfire rifles.
     
  10. Jackal

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    Sell it. Its just a Remington 700. They make them everyday and you can always get another one. The rifle is worth between $300-$400 and the scope is worth about $25-$40.
     
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