GUN WMD, is this a good deal?

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Remington 700PSS in .308
    Action Trued
    Sako Extractor
    Hart 1/13 SS, hand lapped , with spyderwebb finish
    Aluminum Pillar Bedded
    Vented PSS stock in grey with black overlay
    Jewell trigger set at 3 ounces
    Sight Rail and Cheap but functional Tasco 10-40X scope with sunshade and covers
    Starlight case w/ foam cutout for this setup
    ~200 rds Federal Gold Medal Match rounds
    Under 500 rounds down the barrel

    $1600

    I was thinking of getting a new Savage 10FP in .308 but after a new stock, rings, and base, it would be about $1,000.
     
  2. sprite

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    Okay, I'll go out on a limb... I don't know tons about 700PSS custom work, but ballparking it I would say a NEW build like that would run around $2200. One of the hillbilly twins could probably give a better estimate.

    My only comment would be that 1 in 13" twist seems a little slow for a .308. I'd guess that is optimized for the 168gr SMK bullets, but you might see accuracy degrade a bit with heavier bullets.

    If he has docs/receipts showing all the work was performed by a competent smith then I don't think it is a bad deal at all, especially with the ammo thrown in.
     
  3. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Yes, all work done by a reputable gunsmith.
     
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    :rofl:

    I wouldn't pay $1600 for that :dunno:
     
  5. vettefan52

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    neither would i... its like buying a modded car... you shouldnt pay for the labor.
     
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    action trued - big shit
    sako extractor - doesn't really need done
    aluminum pillar bedded - Don't they have this from the factory? Or maybe I'm thinking of that aluminum rib HS uses
    apparently no-name rail
    cheap scope
     
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    well how much is the ammo worth? maybe it's not so bad :dunno: Nice trigger too
     
  8. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    About $200.
     
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    $200 more for the jewell too
     
  10. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Not a steal, but it seems fair enough.
     
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    it might be closer to fair that I originally thought, it's just nothing I'd buy. The vented stock is an almost automatic no from me :o
     
  12. Goat

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    Excellent point, but everyone on here seems to want to be a sniper, so this gun probably won't see anything other than 168 MK's.
     
  13. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    If the alternative is $1,000 for a 10FP, McMillan stock, rings and base, then I'm more or less spending an additional $400 on the extras done to the rifle and the case. Considering it's a used rifle with less than 500 rounds down the barrel, is it worth the extra money?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Why is that?
     
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    I just hate the look :mamoru:

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    I still considered buying an SPS varmint just cause it's a good deal :o
     
  16. Goat

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    I'm assuming the Savage is new, correct?

    And what rings/bases?
     
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    Yes; Leupold Mark 4 two-piece base and Burris Signature.
     
  18. Goat

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    That's really a toss up and comes down to preference, with the 700 you have a better barrel, better trigger, comes with ammo, has had some hopefully good work done to it, and is ready to go out of the box. But it has a cheap scope, cheaper stock, is used, and is $600 more.

    The Savage is a great rifle in its own right, has a better stock, is new and unfucked with, get to put your choice of glass on it, and is cheaper. But of course it doesn't have the upgrades the 700 has, and you have to go through the process of buying the accessories and what not the 700 comes with.

    Really, you can't go wrong, so which do you want more? What's your heart set on?

    And if I've missed any points of fucked this up, please correct me :o
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Well, with either rifle, I will be getting new glass (probably a 16x Super Sniper) so it's a moot cost. The seller is willing to sell just the rifle for $1,200 so I guess that's what should be compared to my proposed 10FP setup. Is the used, modified 700PSS worth $200 more than a 10FP w/ a McMillan stock?
     
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    I think the $200 is justified, but it's up to you.

    It's hard for me to tell you what to buy because I wouldn't buy either :hs:
     
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    Out of curiosity, what's a 10FP McMillan cost alone, with out the rings/bases?
     
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    About $900
     
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    No deal sounds like a good deal when I compare it to how much I sold my unfired 30-06 for :wtc:
     
  24. Goat

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    So what went wrong there, I always wondered why you bought it and never even used it :o
     
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    Needed the money bad
    I make min wage and had unexpected car costs :o
     

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