GUN Why are bolt action rifles that shoot .223 so expensive?

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    I can get one that shoots 7mm, 308 and 30-30 for ~300-400 but .223 rifles are a few hundred more. Why is that?
     
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    Are you comparing them within a given product/model line? Usually when manufacturers offer the same model available in .308 & .223 they are the same price since they are just different chamberings on the same action.

    One thing you might be seeing is that .223 is often offered in "Varmint rifles" which tend to be more expensive because of heavier barrel profiles and often time better stocks.
     
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    Gander mountain had a deal on Remmington bolt action rifles that included 308, 30-30, etc. but no .223 for about $400. They are also advertising a Remmington rifle that shoots .223 for $599. I am just wondering if there is any reason why a rifle that shoots .223 would be more expensive. :dunno:
     
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    but it's a different model rifle, no?
     
  5. PC Principle

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    A little different. But for the 400$ rifle you could pick from almost any caliber EXCEPT for .223. I just find that odd.
     
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    yes, that seems odd. I haven't really paid attention to that, to be honest, because I'm not interested in a .223 bolt-action. I'll have to check ads to see if that's a trend.
     
  7. Ford4Life

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    If it's a different model or manufacturer, it has nothing to do with the chambering. Savage 10FP can be had in .308 for $500, but a Remington 700 in .223 is more. You can only really compare if the manufacturer and model are the same.
     
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    actually last time i was at walmart they had a rem 700 in 30-06 for just shy of $350. I should have bought it... But with how walmart does their pricing I doubt that was a mistake.
     
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    I just picked up a remmy varmint for $350.....

    Sell the stock for $50, and planning on dumping it into a McM. Deals abound... why you are looking to buy new bolt guns in high-life chamberings is your own prerogative.
     

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