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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.
WHat's that savage?
My mag tube is a Nordic as well. My experience with Benelli shotguns has been fairly stellar. I have two, the M2 and also a Cordoba 12 ga. field gun. What I read somewhere is that you're supposed to put a couple of boxes of heavy hunting 3" shells through them right out-of-the-box as a break-in. The article claimed that it would make them more reliable with lighter loads following such a break-in. I didn't know whether I believed it or not, but used that method with both guns. Neither has given me a bit of trouble or ever failed to cycle or feed. I mostly shoot light target loads for most of my plinking and practice.
I've fired the M2 without even seating it against my shoulder, 'from the hip' if you will, and even there where it is allowed to recoil more freely (almost like limp-wristing a semi-auto handgun) I've had no failures. Yet. Admittedly the M2 hasn't been fired nearly as much as the Cordoba, I've not had it as long and have used the Cordoba for not only hunting, but trap, skeet and just recently a couple rounds of sporting-clays, for the first time! What a riot that was! Tough sport, but very very fun. Anyway, I'm sold on the Benelli inertia system.
I want that scoped.. Oh yes I do..
I'd be really happy with it as is!
And yet you have neither.....hmmmm
Oh so pretty... but $36K worth?... :eek1
This rifle was built on a Remington M700 action, 7.62 NATO Cal, with a date code "UDS" on the barrel. The receiver is marked "U.S.", with the original factory dark olive parkerized finish, with approximately 98% finish remaining. It has the original Redfield scope base (matched and serialized to the rifle). This rifle included the original Redfield 3X-9X Accu-range scope (matched and serialized to the rifle). USMC contract scope has the original black anodized finish. Also includes: bolt (matched and serialized to the rifle), original scope lens covers, original 4-screw Redfield rings, and the original M1907 leather sling dated "APR 1977" and MRT treated.The muzzle gauges .5, and it has a special clip-slot receiver. This rifle appears unfired and near mint condition. See Photos.
You could buy a crate full of these instead:
I've got more than I would if I had to fix the check engine light on my car
1) As Cody pointed out, I don't have any money. At least not this month. I decided that I want a double action bazillion shot 22 revolver. The only people that seem to make that are Taurus and Smith and Wesson. The Taurus guns sounds kinda spotty but the S&W costs almost twice as much. I see there are some places online that sell the S&W 617 for a little under $700, is it worth saving up a little longer the get the Smith? I see they are expensive but I don't have enough knowledge to know if it's worth it
2) Why are gun sellers the only assholes that won't eat credit card fees? Cash price blah blah blah, I can't imagine their margins are *that* low.
I have my FFL and used to actively buy and sell guns for many years. One thing I will tell you if they are just selling guns then their profit margin is not that good. Guns have the least mark-up of any item you will find at a gun store. I used to make a lot better money on accessories and miscellaneous items than I did guns. You might think that when they sell a gun for $700 then they make a nice fat profit...no so much, they probably paid 650 for it from the wholesaler. Also small businesses are eaten alive by credit card fees, it used to cost me so much for credit card fees that I ended up just working on cash or check towards the end, which probably hurt sales a little, but when the transaction fees are as high as they are for the small business you can't absorb them and make a profit, and customers don't like paying a 15% surcharge to even the playing field out (just as you complained).
I guess I can believe that... I always wonder why there is such a discrepancy between retail and MSRP on guns as well.
I'm trying to remember the quote...
"The SPAS-12 was made for arthritic old men who wouldn't otherwise be allowed to shoot".
However, yes. Hollywood is fascinated with them because of how they look.
We've got scoped covered. See above.
Yep, Rummer, that's an M-305.
Sweet! What is that? It looks a lot like my M2 but the forend makes it look like a pump. Is it the M3? Give us the vital stats!!
I wish I could have sold things for MSRP...then I would never have stopped dealing lol.
Another thing that I didn't mention was the fact that your stock can sometimes sit on the shelf for a long time too...therefore keeping your money tied up ad nauseum. Guns aren't like a lot of other retail items where they fly off the shelves constantly (unless the dems look like they are doing well in the elections at least).
Benelli M3 Super 90. Stock with the exception of the magazine extension and the ghost ring sites.
It's got the selector switch at the forend that allows it to be semi-automatic with higher power rounds and pump for lower power rounds.
it's heavy and long, but fucking impressive.
You could throw a metric shit-ton of pellets down a hallway in seconds if necessary.
Skip, NEF makes their handi-rifle in .243 already(edit I didnt see the WSSM bit at first)...no messing around at all for what you want. My son bought one in .223 and he has done really well with it. I have shot it quite a lot and it shoots good, wouldn't worry about customizing it too much, spend the money on a good scope for it and you will be in good shape...cheap glass will ruin your day no matter how much or little you spend on the rifle.
Edit: I wouldn't put too much store in the whole WSSM concept in projectiles that small, I can see their value in replacing the 300 win mag or the 338 mag...just makes sense, why move a bolt that much when you can shorten it up. The .243 is a pretty good performer and if you look at a couple of ballistic tables you wont enough difference between the 243 WSSM and the 243 Win to justify the expense, this table shows a good favorable look at the trajectory at 300 yards, but thats 300 yards and I don't know too many people who even shoot that far to be quite frank with you... check out this link: http://www.browning.com/library/infonews/detail.asp?id=5
Another thing you might consider if you are hell bent on doing the WSSM is looking for a bull barreled NEF, I bet if you were to talk to a good gunsmith (and I really mean good) you might be able to ream that chamber out enough to go with the WSSM case...just be really careful you don't get some idiot who doesn't know what he is doing...as it could very well be the last mistake you make.