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Posted: 5/20/2003 1:00:40 PM EDT
Hello Everyone

Long time lurker here, first time to post.

I currently have a Bushmaster DCM that I am thinking of selling. I recently got into prairie dog shooting and need a rifle suitable for that. The open sites of the DCM just don't cut it. I thought about getting a flat top upper for the DCM but for the same amount as a good upper I could get a nice bolt action, plus I hate to bastardize the DCM like that. I also thought about putting a scope on top of the carry handle but it just felt to high.

So my questions are:
1) What would this gun be worth? I has had maybe 200 rounds through it and is in very good shape all the original stuff that came with it plus a couple of other magazines.

2) From what I understand I do not need an FFL to sell the rifle, only the buyer needs to supply this to me? Do I understand this correctly? I don't want to do anything wrong here.

3) Other than this site where would one list a gun for sale? I can't put it in the paper as they won't take gun ads from individuals here in Denver.

4) What other gun would you all recommend for prairie dog hunting? I was thinking of the following models Remington 700 VSSF, Savage 12FVSS or the Browning A-Bolt Varmint Stalker, all in .223.

5) Anything else I should be considering or thinking about before getting rid of the DCM?

Thanks
Joe
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 1:12:04 PM EDT
What it's worth: [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/dcm/pcwa2s20dcm8.asp[/url] What you need: [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/uppers/post-ban/purvmb24fvar9.asp[/url] Why not have both?
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 3:43:45 PM EDT
I thought about getting the new upper from Bushmaster but at over $700 I was a little put off. If I do this I only end up with 1 1/2 guns (one lower and two uppers) and I have around $2000 invested. Not sure if that is the smartest thing to do or not. For the same $700+ I could get a whole complete bolt action rifle. I am tempted however since I like the DCM so much. Thanks Joe
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