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Posted: 4/18/2002 1:36:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/18/2002 1:36:56 PM EDT by Energizer]
I have the possiblility of purchasing a .308 Remington 700 PSS. Its entirely black, has a heavy bull barrel, barely used. Comes with a short bipod, and mounted Springfield Armory scope. The scope is a 14x Generation 3 government model with illuminated green reticle (retail of scope is about $800+). He is asking $1200. Is this a good price?
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:48:46 PM EDT
That's a price that probably favors the seller a bit, IMO.

Are you going to use this rifle for benchrest shooting? It'll be good for very little else.

My .o2
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:58:33 PM EDT
How many shots has he fired? Most of these guns are used for extreme accuracy and competitors end up replacing barrels after 3-5000 shots. What are you using it for?

I do not compete - I have been reading up on these in hopes of competing so someone correct me if I am wrong...
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 12:08:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shadowblade:
How many shots has he fired? Most of these guns are used for extreme accuracy and competitors end up replacing barrels after 3-5000 shots. What are you using it for?

I do not compete - I have been reading up on these in hopes of competing so someone correct me if I am wrong...



That is correct and BobCole is correct about the power of the scope.

The reason you usually find 3-9x scopes on hunting rifles is so that you can make out which part of the animal you are aiming at.

In other words, at a high magnification all you will see is a big patch of fur instead of a silhouette.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:45:18 AM EDT

Thanks for the replies.

The scope is adjustable from 4x to 14x. As for the gun, I think it is a bit over priced, but I don't know much about them.

I think I am going to pass on this offer...

Link Posted: 4/19/2002 5:42:19 AM EDT
Just so you know, you can get that scope for between $600 and $650 brand new.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 5:49:17 AM EDT
At $1000, it wouldn't be a basement bargain, but it would be a price I could live with, ONLY IF I loved the scope. If you're not happy with the scope, then definately pass since you are paying for it.

Personally, I think the rifle is underscoped. A solid 6.5-20 is in order for a rifle of its capability!
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