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clr8ter 01-16-2013 10:07 PM

Beretta Gouging?
 
I got the latest Beretta catalog yesterday. In it were mags for one of the Sako, or Tika rifles. Bolt action, I think. 10 round mags made in Finland.

$250 each!! Uhhh, is that US dollars? Seriously, how could those ever be worth 250 bucks?

locutus 01-16-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by clr8ter (Post 1096770)
I got the latest Beretta catalog yesterday. In it were mags for one of the Sako, or Tika rifles. Bolt action, I think. 10 round mags made in Finland.

$250 each!! Uhhh, is that US dollars? Seriously, how could those ever be worth 250 bucks?


If you want one, and no one else makes them, the person who does can charge whatever the market will bear.

Txhillbilly 01-16-2013 10:37 PM

A standard 4-5 rd mag for a Tikka or Sako is around $70,so they aren't too far off on the price for a 10 rd factory mag.

JonM 01-16-2013 10:42 PM

when you have an item that has relatively little demand with very few people wanting it, the prices tend to be higher to recoup machining costs, importation fees etc. the reason ar15 mags are cheap is there are literally millions of the rifles. very wide base of folks wanting them so the costs can be spread out.

so its not surprising the 10 rounders cost that much. while magazines are generally simple devices they arent cheap to tool up to produce

clr8ter 01-17-2013 12:26 AM

Aren't those rifles more popular elsewhere, though? I'll be damned if I EVER buy a gun that takes a $250 mag.

locutus 01-17-2013 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by clr8ter (Post 1096987)
Aren't those rifles more popular elsewhere, though? I'll be damned if I EVER buy a gun that takes a $250 mag.

Elsewhere, mags over 5 rounds, or in some places 3 rounds are illegal.

clr8ter 01-17-2013 10:07 AM

Huh. I guess it is what it is.....

samnev 01-17-2013 04:07 PM

Wow, I paid $150 for my Sako TRG 22 magazine a few years ago. I can't believe the price has gone up that much unless they are jumping on the gouging bandwagon.

AleksiR 01-20-2013 10:59 PM

It must have been a TRG-22 magazine, there are no 10rnd factory mags for Tikkas. They go for 200$ in Finland so can't really say if that's expensive or not.


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