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What's this gun worth?

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Unread 01-20-2010, 02:31 PM
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What's this gun worth?

I hope this is the right forum for this question...........I can't find it anywhere on the web so I figured this is the best place to ask. I have a Model 700 22-250 made in 1992 (I am pretty sure) that has a Mossyoak Bottomland Camo synthetic stock and 24in. barrel to match. Camo Redfield 3-9x40 with Redfield bases and rings (camo as well). Very good condition, I would guess 500 rounds max shot through it. I am toying with the idea of selling it and upgrading to a newer 700 SF Varmit 22-250 w/26 inch barrel once I get this reloading bit figured out! If this gun was yours, what would you ask for it?

Thanks a lot.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 05:11 PM
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Re: What's this gun worth?

Unless of collective value, or a recent commodity, I always take 1/2 of new (even if it's still new) as my tipping point for purchases and sales of 'non-new'. And anything leaving a store is immediately non-new in my book.
Same with tools, components, cars, boats, AVequipment, etc.

IAW, If I'm not willing to accept 1/2 of new, I don't need to be selling it. And If the non-new price goes over half, I opt to purchase new instead.

Hey, you asked..
But ultimately, anything is worth just what someone will pay, if you can hold out for it.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 05:39 PM
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Re: What's this gun worth?

If you sell it to a gun shop, usually they will give you 60% of what they think they can sell it for. So, if a rifle brand new was 700 dollars and the gun shop thinks they can sell it for $590.00, they will give you 590x60/100= $354.00 which as you can see it's about half from new.

What I do, I don sell it to the gun shop but instead I put up on line for sale and the local classified section of the newspaper asking $550.00.

That means I would be selling it for 40 or $50.00 less than the local gun shop but almost $200.00 more than they would give you.

I just sold a handgun using the same logic and it sold in two weeks.

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Unread 01-20-2010, 10:45 PM
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Re: What's this gun worth?

Have you taken a look at Gunbroker.com? It would probably be hard to find that exact configuration, but you should be able to get an idea of what they are going for.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 11:30 PM
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Re: What's this gun worth?

Why sell it if you plan to turn around and buy another Rem700 in the same caliber. Why not buy a new stock and put a new barrel on it. That would be a real upgrade.
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