rifle sale question

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by gjk5, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    am I better off selling rifle and scope separate? My gut tells me like anything else accessories do not pay off in overall package deal, sell them individually.

    Selling a nice rifle with worked up load from a reputable shop and good scope with load matched turret so kind of torn.

    Doing a rework of the safe right now so lots of other posts to follow, sorry.
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Generally yes if it's a quality optic..
     
  3. Chesternutt

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    Yes id rather sell my rifle and scope separately .
     
  4. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    I would be hesitant buying a scope with a load matched turret.
    What if I plan to use a different rifle..Caliber..Bullet..Powder?
     
  5. Rum Man

    Rum Man Well-Known Member

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    You should just list it with pictures asap..
    We are all needing a new rifle !
    Is it small bore or big bore ! You can separate when someone is interested.
    Good luck on your sale !
     
  6. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    I will take pics tonight and post it for sale after cleaning and removing scope and bipod.

    It's an Accumark .30-378
     
  7. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Separate the two, or the scope will bring fire sale price, at best.
     
  8. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Generally it's better splitting them up but in your case with a weapon system that is ready to go out of tge box i tgink you should be able to ask a slight premium. Some guys don't want to mess with the load development and trajectory validation.
     
  9. slas

    slas Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to know price list of rifle only and scope only. I recently made an offer on a advertised scoped rifle and the gentleman said he didn't want to seperate. That is his option, but for me selling either one would be a win.
     
  10. browning442

    browning442 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say in general most people are only after either a scope or a rifle.... generally if they like the rifle, they would have their own idea for a scope. Or vice versa. 95% of the time i've listed the combo - people ask me to break out pricing for the scope and rifle.
     
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  11. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    Optics, bipod, slings etc, never had a impact on a value assessment when I deal with gun shops. It can be taken into consideration when dealing with a private sale.
     
  12. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I've bought some combo's over the years and I always figure the scope is only worth about half of it's retail price unless it's a high end optic. That way i can just figure on selling the scope on ebay as soon as I get the rifle in and not get hurt too bad.

    Mostly when I see those "deals" online or in the stores it tends to be a cheap/budget scope anyhow that someone just slapped on planning to never shoot over 200yds anyhow.
     
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  13. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    Yea I’m guilty of that too.. I save all the low end scopes and bipods I get in deals for rifles that I sell.
    I’ve dealt a few combos off, where a gun shop wouldn’t give any more for the rifle even if it had a decent scope worth several hundred dollars. So I always take the high end stuff off of a rifle I sell.
     
  14. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    it's a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20, so a decent scope, not high end. I am going to split it anyway as I spoke to the dealer I bought it from today and he will buy it back for a decent price if I buy replacement scope from him.