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My Left handed Blaser k95. I already had a 6.5 barrel stock piled. Have added 308 30/06 and a 270.

I have been trying to get blaser to make me another one with no luck.

They had 2 wood pieces. I should have ordered two rifles.

Mike


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Picked up a Les Weberneck Rifle Inc. lightweight 270 Win. built on a Rem 700 ADL action at an auction for $750. Since I already had a .270 I foolishly sold it at a much higher price. I regret selling that rifle.


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25 years ago, brand new Sako AV Classic 7MM Rem Mag: $570. Store was going out of business. That rifle will shoot well under .5" all day long.
 
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CG M96 6.5 Swede. 99% with SA stamp. 2001, $79 at Roses. One sold on GB recently at over $3,000.
 
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I picked up a Frank Wells custom 416 Remington with banded sight and quarter rib, built on a Whitworth Mauser action. Slicker than any Mauser I have handled. Two-position Winchester style safety. Custom bolt handle and Talley Bases and lever rings. Drop box magazine with a straddle floorplate holds 4+1. Gorgeous high-figured English walnut hand-made stock in Frank’s British Express rifle style. Ebony tip, steel cap, lots of sharp checkering.

I paid $1600 shipped...about a year ago. I went out and bought a lottery ticket after that. Big Grin

I bought a first year production Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag for $300 (four digit serial) and a first year production model 53 Winchester in 25-20 with a beautiful bore (and a three-digit serial!) for $700 in the past 6 months. I’ve had a pretty good year!


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25 years ago, brand new Sako AV Classic 7MM Rem Mag: $570. Store was going out of business. That rifle will shoot well under .5" all day long.
I bought the same rifle from Dave Cook's Sports Castle in '93. I think I paid 599.00. Mine also shoots, and what timber!( Impulse buy when I saw it.)


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I bought the same rifle from Dave Cook's Sports Castle in '93.


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The Sports Castle

As a point of interest to gents here, the Sports Castle was more or less right across Broadway from Jonas Brothers - the world renowned taxidermy and fur company - in Denver Colorado.

To the OP, I guess my best buy (recently anyway)on a hunting rifle would be my Mahillon 9.3X62. Paid about $600 for that rifle and although its a bit rough around the edges, has a great bore and shoots beautifully.
 
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Not the greatest gun deal I’ve made, but too good to pass up. A couple weeks ago I went into a small shop looking for reloading dies. As I was walking toward the door I noticed an “as new” New Haven, Winchester Stainless Classic in 30-06, with a new Leupy VX Freedom 3-9 in Seekins Precision rings sitting in the used rack. $599 Also came with a sling and Hornady ammo. Didn’t need it, didn’t want to leave it for someone else.

I have found a lot of sweet fun deals, but beautiful, $200 S&W 627-0, with pristine factory combats, takes the cake.


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Dr. Lou, it's been awhile!


Damn right its loaded, it makes a lousy club. -JW
 
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25 years ago, brand new Sako AV Classic 7MM Rem Mag: $570. Store was going out of business. That rifle will shoot well under .5" all day long.
I bought the same rifle from Dave Cook's Sports Castle in '93. I think I paid 599.00. Mine also shoots, and what timber!( Impulse buy when I saw it.)


Sako AV is one heck of a superb action.
 
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I reckon my latest Winchester M70 in .338WM was probably my best buy to date.

It is a Winchester M70 CRF, SM (synthetic matte)in .338WM and it has hardly a mark on it.

The bolt-face and barrel are pristine and even the jewlelling on the bolt still looks new.

It has a 26" Magnaported barrel and came with Leupold rings and base.

I paid $800 delivered for it, which considering the condition it was in, I thought was a steal.

Cheers,

Russ



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Posts: 153 | Location: Melbourne, Australia  | Registered: 19 August 2013Reply With Quote
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Yes, that sounds like a good deal, Russ. I suspect the barrel is a fraction long for sambar hunting but were you to cut off the Magnaported bit you might still have 24 inches, which is enough unless massive charges of the slowest-burning powders are used.
 
Posts: 4134 | Location: Melbourne, Australia | Registered: 31 March 2009Reply With Quote
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Ahhh hell:

In 1958 when I was 14, paid $15 for a 1917 Enfield Eddystone, still have it now as .300 Win. Burned the barrel up til it scared me to look at it with a borescope, new barrel not been fired yet.

In '72 at the Frankfurt gun club: Sako Finnbear L61 7mmag $165, books now at $1100. Sako L461 .222mag $105. Wore the barrel out and now a .223.

George


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