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Unread 10-12-2009, 01:46 PM
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buying used rifles

How does someone know if the rifle they are paying $1- 2k for(from a forum), custom or factory is gonna be any good and shoot true?
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    Re: buying used rifles

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    How does someone know if the rifle they are paying $1- 2k for(from a forum), custom or factory is gonna be any good and shoot true?

    The plain and simple truth is that you don't know!

    Prior to making the purchase, I would suggest that you do your homework on the seller. Do a search on the forum they are selling on and you'll get a good idea of what the seller's reputation is. Beware of a seller with single digit posts that is trying to sell a particular higher priced item that cannot give you references.
    There are allot of members that are new to a particular forum that they are trying to sell on, but have a great reputation on other forums.

    It still all boils down to taking a man at his word.

    Let your "gut" be your guide.
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    Re: buying used rifles

    I have also seen where the seller allows for a couple day trial period. Something you could discuss with the seller.
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    Re: buying used rifles

    All is fair in Love, War and Gun Deals!!! You may laugh and I do not buy used guns much but if I am going to look at one I take several things with me including my bore scope!!!
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