Re: Heavy .338 Lapua for sale
This was posted earlier by someone else, but some of you guys need to read this again or take a basic economics class: The price of an item is whatever someone will pay for it. This is true for guns, art, cars, homes, jewelry - whatever. Most folks here - even "newbies" - will most likely do some basic research on what they are thinking about buying before dropping the cash needed for a custom or even high-end factory firearm. If they don't then they must have enough cash that price is not a decision factor for them.
I have seen sniper rifle collectors pay over 100% blue book for a Parket Hale sniper that was rebarreled with a Winchester tube. They gun is 50% or less by blue book standards, but that is what they paid. Price wasn't a significant decision factor for them. I think they were nuts.
Pre-ban assault weapons have been priced all over the map - I have seen HK 91's and 93's in near new conditon go anywhere from $1500 to $2500. To some folks they are worth $2500 - to others they aren't.
How about the Porsche Cayenne Turbo - $80K for a freaking mini-SUV looking pseudo station wagon with a hopped up engine?? No way in hell its worth $80K to me, but I have seen quite a few folks driving them. Should I snipe Porsche for trying to sell these cars to some poor "newbie" car buyer??
The market will dictate what the price of something is - if the price is too high for current conditions it won't sell. Once it is priced accordingly, it will. It doesn't take a group of armchair quarterbacks to snipe someone's for sale post under the rubric of saving some "newbie" some money.
Chris Jamison - good bye, good luck, and good riddance.
Len - Keep up the good work - its a shame that a few bad apples have to dictate more rules for everyone, but that is life unfortunately. Luckily, the majority of the civil types don't need the rules dictated to them because they already know what the right thing to do is. This is a very informative board for both new shooters and old salts alike - and I have learned a great deal here thanks to many of the more informed and experienced hunters/shooters here. I hope that most folks realize the value of this and can live with not sniping on other for sale posts when they don't have any interest in the transaction. It seems like a common sense, insignificant policy, especially when you get the benefit of all kinds of experiences and opinions from a wide variey of folks witha similar passion.