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Crazycastor 03-11-2013 02:36 AM

can't believe the lousy rifle selection
Went yesterday to to the Palm springs area to buy a rifle. I couldn't find a decent rifle any where. Everything I picked up was just junk. Was looking for 308, 30-06 7mm and everyone I picked up was terrible. The bolts all vibrated when pulled out and had a problem with some of them trying to put the bolt back in. So decided to try to find a Remington 700, saw one a couple of weeks back that was great, but it was gone. Now I was just looking at bolt action but I can't believe how lousy they are making rifles these days. I haven't bought a new rifle in 20 years. I was so pissed at the time I said screw it and went and bought a new bow.

NOVA 03-11-2013 03:18 AM

Have you considered buying a used one online?

Crazycastor 03-11-2013 03:21 AM

Really can't do that in california. Both parties would have to go through a gun dealer.

trip 03-11-2013 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by Crazycastor
Really can't do that in california. Both parties would have to go through a gun dealer.

It's actually really easy. I have done it a couple times.

NOVA 03-11-2013 06:52 PM

True, FFL fees need to be paid. But I agree with Trip. For me, living in Virginia, buying on line is relatively easy. I bought the following from online sources over the past two years and have been satisfied with every transaction so far:
1. Savage Model 64, 22LR
2. Del Ton AR15, 223 / 556 NATO
3. Ruger Super Redhawk, 44 Magnum
4. CZ75 BD Police, 9mm
5. Ruger SR1911, 45 ACP
6. Remington 700 BDL, 30-06

Had each purchase sent to my local gun store. They used to charge $25.00 and now its $40.00 per transaction, but even after paying the FFL and shipping charges I've still managed to find better bargians compared to paying retail at a local store. My favorite LGS knows I'd buy from them if they have a good deal on what I want, meanwhile between the FFL they charge and the other things I buy from them, thay are still in busness. ;)

jpattersonnh 03-11-2013 10:08 PM

If you buy from a private seller it is easy also. The law states the firearm needs to be accompanied by a signed copy of an FFL license, it can be your FFL's. Have your FFL fax a signed copy to the seller. The seller packs everything up (no ammo) w/ the copy and ships it to your FFL. They don't need to have it shipped by a local FFL and add more $$ to the transaction.

Crazycastor 03-12-2013 02:01 AM

This all sounds good but I haven't bought a rifle in a long time so I want to be able to pick it up and look at it, feel the action of the bolt. Not sure what brand or make of rifle I really want. Everything is pretty much new to me the last time I bought a rifle they didn't have senthetic stocks, they were all wooden. Does a senthic stock make it a cheap gun by comparison to a wooden stock? All my rifles are (3 total except 2 .22 rifles) are military and I just wanted to buy myself a new rifle. All my other rifles I have given to to my kids since they live in an area where hunting is a source of putting food on the table during their hard times. So they got the good guns lol.

tCan 03-12-2013 02:11 AM

Very few bolts dont wiggle when open.... :confused: That's normal. Keeps the bolt from getting stuck because of torsional forces when you don't actuate it perfectly.

NOVA 03-12-2013 02:52 AM

Sythetic stocks are NO WAY as pretty as Walnut and other woods. That being said, its my understanding that synthetic is new technology and has advantages. Its tougher, does not warp, its stronger and lighter. Its corrosion resistant and has tight dimensional tolerances.

Crazycastor 03-12-2013 04:02 AM

I agree with that. I look at my Glock guns I have and they are pretty tough.

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