Originally Posted by bigdaddy573
Well I finely got it out and im in love with it!!! I took the redfield off and put a 2.5-10x44 tasco on it and I'm loving it.
I will post better pics later
You got yourself a great gun. My father in law has one and he's promised it to me. I've had it with me on a few occassions and it's a great shooter and high quality gun. In it's day it was considered the "poor man's Winchester" because you could get one cheaper than a pre-64 Model 70, though in my opinon (and I own both) the FN Mauser is a superior gun (as he ducks from the crap storm).
The gun is certainly worth the $700 you paid for it though I do not think the going rate is quite that high. The good news is that folks are starting to figure out what these guns really are and what a modern equivalent goes for and the prices are going up FAST! So it's money well spent. You could not buy an equivalent rifle for that money today if your life depended on it.
The only thing I'm at a loss on is why would you switch out a Redfield scope for a Tasco? The Redfield is a better quality scope...
In any case congratulations on a fine gun purchase.