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Posted: 11/21/2008 1:06:35 PM EDT
Hey guys, i was going to buy a stag model 2t, but at the local gun store they have a 199-2000 Colt Match Target HBAR 20'' that somebody bought for y2k and only shot 500ish rounds out of it.  Its in great condition and doesn't have a scratch on it.  Do you think its worth $1200?  Is the match target hbar any better than a carbine model?  I am looking for a reliable and accurate gun.  I was also wondering if the older guns from that time were built any better/worse than the newest ones?  Thanks for the help!
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:08:36 PM EDT
thats a bit too much, but maybe not considering the panic buying

and BTW you must be blind or a liar! everyone knows no colt  looks flawless

It is a great gun. but I wouldnt  give more that 950 for it before the pre obama days. but maybe that price is normal for now
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:11:58 PM EDT
Chrome lined 1X7 Brl.

Mines a good shooter but its a heavy rifle.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:19:29 PM EDT
heavy isn't a problem, i just want to make sure its a good shooter.  with the 1x7 twist, will you be able to shoot a wide range of ammunition?  And from what i have read, is it true that you can't exchange upper/lowers from other manufactures and colt?
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:22:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 1:25:08 PM EDT by JBnTX]
I have a Colt MT6601 Match Target HBar that is damn near perfect.
Super accurate and not a blemish on it.

I had an A2 Flash Hider put on mine.  looks a lot better.

They are great rifles.

I would be on a 1200.00 dollar one like a starving dog on a bone.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:38:48 PM EDT
Even if its from 1999-2000?  Its a little bit older....
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:40:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 1:44:07 PM EDT by JBnTX]
Originally Posted By coy120:
Even if its from 1999-2000?  Its a little bit older....

Yes, even...

500rds is still a new gun.

You can buy it now for 1200 or later for 1600,
if it's still there?

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:06:15 PM EDT
the match target will takeother uppers and lowers no problem.
I love mine  BTW. using 80 grain matchkings I was able to make 1000 yard hits on a man sized target. Do you reload? if so I can send you the data
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:30:06 PM EDT
I have an older Colt HBAR and it is a shooter!    The Colt Sporters use a larger front pivot pin than other brands, but you can buy adapters, cheap.

The 1-in-7" twist barrel will stablilize heavy match bullets, but mine will put 52-grain match hollow points in tiny, pleasing, little groups all day long.

Good shooting,
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:14:47 PM EDT
thanks for the info guys, the owner of the store is holding the gun for my dad so its still there.  I didn't know that there was an adapter kit out there for the other receiver parts, but I guess I will have to look into that.  Unfortunately I don't reload, but i would love to get into it some day (if we are allowed to own guns).
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:31:43 PM EDT
I've got a colt 6601, 1994 manufacture date, has the flashhider, but no bayo lug.  I bought it in like new condition for $1100 about 9 months ago.  Good gun, the 1/7 barrel is accurate.  I'd try to talk the dealer down a bit if the gun is the neutered model with no flashhider or bayo lug, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with a nice colt.  Hopefully, the price you quoted includes the original box, manual, and blocked mags.  If it doesn't, I think $1200 is high, but who knows what will happen price wise thanks to Obama. Also, my 6601 took a normal front pivot pin in place of the screw in colt model with no issues, so I can put any standard upper on the gun.
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