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Old 08-01-2013, 08:01 AM   #51
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case in point. look at what a current Winchester M70 Sporter Super Grade goes for, MSRP of $1299. the same rifle my father has he bought in the 1960's new for less than $200. the least expensive M70 has a MSRP of $759.
Hardly surprising. Everything costs more than it did 50 years ago. A Ford Mustang cost around $2400 in the 60's but today they cost more than ten times that much. By that yardstick a $1300 M70 is a bargain.
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Hardly surprising. Everything costs more than it did 50 years ago. A Ford Mustang cost around $2400 in the 60's but today they cost more than ten times that much. By that yardstick a $1300 M70 is a bargain.
but not everyone can afford a $1300 rifle.
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In 1963 gas was $.25 a gallon. In 1999 I could get gas for $.97 a gallon. Now it is almost $4 a gallon.

You also have to remember that most of the population owned only 2 or 3 basic firearms a rifle shotgun and maybe a pistol. Now have many to people own. I got well over 15 times that just for myself. More people buying more guns means you got to produce them faster and for a lower cost. Gone are the days of gunsmiths in a factory hand fitting every M700 that came out the door.

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Funny how rumors can start a firestorm, aina?

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but not everyone can afford a $1300 rifle.
True. Good thing there are less expensive alternatives available from Marlin, Ruger, Savage and Mossberg.
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True. Good thing there are less expensive alternatives available from Marlin, Ruger, Savage and Mossberg.
very true indeed. entry level firearms are many times just as good as the more expensive versions, just not near as nice looking. most of them have pretty decent accuracy and are well made. but matte finishes and synthetic stocks, just don't shout herloom quality like highly polished blued steel and a beautiful checkered walnut stock.
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I've seen it, but who's to say that rifle was still up to factory specs? As said earlier if you adjust the trigger wrong, or let it get extremely dirty, it will not function properly and could even make the gun dangerous.
I had a Walker trigger malfunction. Put the safety from S to F and it went off, no contact with the trigger. 30-06, when you aren't ready for a 'boom' is very disheartening. Replaced trigger immediately after that one !

I don't care if it was dirty or not the design is flawed that's why Remington (finally) scrapped it. The 700 itself is as safe as any other modern rifle - as long as it doesn't have the Walker trigger
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