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Price Check Please

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Quackerbacker, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Quackerbacker

    Quackerbacker Springfield, OR Active Member

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    Apologies if this is the wrong forum. Please move if i'm remiss in posting this here.

    I'm wanting to make a caliber change in order to hunt larger game and i'd like to sell my .270. If it's not worth anything, i'll keep it and have a spare or eventually a kids deer gun (it's a deer slaying machine!) but anyway...

    I bought it new in 1995 and put about 30 rounds through it. The problem is i had it in a hardshell carry case that got too hot and the foam became sticky and got on the scope and a tiny bit on the barrel.

    So it's a Remington model 700 adl with wood furniture, a Simmons 4x12 pro hunter scope on weaver mounts, a decent sling, and a soft carry case (pictured).

    The photo's below show the gunk on the scope that i've been unable to get off (been too afraid to try any harsh solvents).

    What is the package worth with a couple boxes of Core Lokt ammunition?

    Thanks for any input!

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  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what/where you plan to hunt, but there is nothing in Oregon your .270 won't kill out to 350-400 yards, depending on your skill level.
    If you want to go brush hunting elk, grab some 160gr Partitions and load 'em up.
     
  3. Quackerbacker

    Quackerbacker Springfield, OR Active Member

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    I hear you Jamie, but i'm going to start moose hunting. I know plenty of Alaskan's who have killed countless moose with .270 it boils down to a comfort level for me.

    I was thinking the rifle might be worth somewhere around $450 and with the scope, sling, shells, and case thrown in around $550. Can anyone chime in & let me know if i'm in the ballpark?
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    You're a bit high for an ADL. I think the $450 would be closer with all the extras included...
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I agree with MountainBear. The 700 ADL is a good meat and potatoes rifle. The Simmons scope doesn't add a lot of value although I personally think they are a pretty good quality entry level scope for the money. If you can get $450 I would take it and run.
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I too think 450.00 is about right,just wait a while until closer to hunting season for the best price/highest interest level.
     
  7. Quackerbacker

    Quackerbacker Springfield, OR Active Member

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    Thanks for the answers guys. The new rifle i want is around $900. I'd like to get it out in the field this deer & elk season before taking to Alaska next year.

    I think i'll list it for $450 firm and if it sells, it sells.

    Appreciate the help!
     
  8. rodell

    rodell Newcastle, WA Active Member

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    A little off topic, but, did you try heating the barrel with a hair dryer and see if you can reverse the process that left the residue?

    Not red hot, of course.
     
  9. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    You can also try rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs.
     
  10. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Or acetone. Just make sure to keep it off the stock.
     
  11. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If the gun has served you well, and you are comfortable with the design, etc., Save yourself a lot of money and rebarrel or re-bore it. .338-06 or .35 Whelen would make Mister Moose very nervous.
     
  12. mhadix

    mhadix Tacoma,WA Member

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    "000" steel wool and gun oil should take that right off. take your time as it's usually a slow process. it won't hurt the finish and anyrust that might be on it will be removed also.
    good luck