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Would you buy a rifle you didn't need if it was cheap?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gspn, Dec 4, 2012.

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  1. TimboKhan

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    Sure, if its not some weird caliber.

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  2. paintballdude902

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    been there done that got the fr-8, 2 mosins, 3 enfields and a partridge in a pare tree......
     
  3. CraigC
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    I found an older pre-safety Marlin 336 .30-30 (24" barrel, half mag, pistol grip) this afternoon which I may go back and get because it's almost too cheap not to but also because I WANT it. ;)
     
  4. P5 Guy

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    Bought Because it was a Deal

    Too many times and now I'm finding the reason they were so inexpensive. Nobody else wanted them no matter the price.:banghead:
     
  5. Hokkmike

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    No, but then maybe I could justify "needing" it.

    I really only need my hunting rifle. I just want the others.

    But, I only own 4 guns so I am not impulsive.
     
  6. redneck2

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    Just gotta watch on hunting rifles right now. With the economy in the crapper, there is very diminished demand. I could have bought that same rifle (new) in WSM back a year or so ago for even less at the LGS.

    I just got a beautiful 95%+ Savage 99 for $499. A few years ago it would have brought upwards of $1,000. The old thing about guns always going up no longer holds true.
     
  7. USAF_Vet

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    Depends a lot on the gun in question and whether or not I can put it on lay away.
     
  8. T.R.

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    No, never.

    TR
     
  9. lefteyedom

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    My name is Sarge and I am a Gun-coholic

    They say the first step to healing is to admit you have a problem...
     
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    I live in New Jersey and have no idea what you are talking about.
     
  11. Kachok

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    I got one of those $499 A-Bolts in 7mm-08 and it is not nearly as accurate as I had hoped. Several trips to the range with factory ammo and handloads and I finally found something that it shoots pretty good. While I like the rifle now it is not something that I would recommend to someone who buys factory ammo, mine shot horrible with anything but Big Game powder 140gr SGK handloads. If you want out of the box accuracy with any ammo I HIGHLY recommend Tikka mine shoots everything sub moa even $13 a box Prvi and el-chepo power points.
     
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    Only when it jumps out and grabs me and won't let go. Last one was last year; Saiga 7.62x39 NIB for $300.
     
  13. rondog

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    Would I buy a rifle I didn't need if it was cheap?

    Been known to, a few times.
     
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    Depends on how we define cheap but generally speaking yes, I would buy any rifle, shotgun or handgun if it fell in my lap cheap. My friends and co-workers know I shoot and enjoy guns. When someone passes away I am frequently offered guns.

    So I buy a Chi-Com SKS for $100 and in a few weeks drag it to a show I planned on going to anyway. I sell it for $200 just to turn a quick $100 towards what I want. When the price is right and you have the cash why not buy something you don't really want or need?

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    I think the OP meant "cheap" in the sense of "did you ever buy a rifle you didn't need because it was a bargain".

    A Remington 770 is just cheap.

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    I don't know if I ever bought a rifle that I didn't need because it was a bargain, but I have developed a spontaneous need for a rifle that was a bargain many, many times.
     
  17. Steel Talon

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    Yes if I could find value in it as a re-sale or a trade upgrage.
     
  18. Slamfire

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    Been there, done that.

    Will do it again. :neener:
     
  19. jcwit

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    Always.
     
  20. powder

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    Yup: A-Bolt M-1000 Eclipse w/nice scope, and their BOSS system.

    I did not want a 300 WM.

    Was not looking for one.

    Am I glad I bought it? You bet.
     
  21. splattergun

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    I don't need any more guns. I have adequate tools to kill any game animal or bird in N. America. But I found a Winchester model 94 in 30-30 in the LGS tonight for $400. That is probably a fairly steep price, but that's 150 less than what they were priced at the recent gun show.
    I don't currently own a 30-30. I think I need one now.
    I should ask if he has lay away.
     
  22. witchhunter

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    Kinda like a free puppy sometimes though, now you gotta buy ammo, or dies, components, etc. A bolt rifle, it will need glass. I might buy a Winnie 92 or 94 for a deal since I already have the dies for every caliber, no other expenses for a scope or any extras. Or maybe another revolver.....
     
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    I'd say no but in reality yes I would. Hard to pass up a good deal on a gun, even if its not something I'd normally consider. I am weak :(
     
  24. Onmilo

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    I wouldn't buy a cheap rifle I didn't need simply because it was cheap.
    If someone offered me a pre 64 Winchester Model 70 in .300 Savage for $200 cash I would snap that puppy up in a heartbeat!
     
  25. stan rose

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    I once bought a rifle I didn't need because the ammo was cheap.
     
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