buying used rifles

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by skandlus, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. skandlus

    skandlus Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    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?
  2. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

    Jul 5, 2006

    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.

  3. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I have also seen where the seller allows for a couple day trial period. Something you could discuss with the seller.
  4. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2005
    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!!!