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Old 10-21-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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I'm done with rimfire.

I shoot better than the ammunition I can afford, and I can't afford the quality of ammunition I'd need to shoot, as often as I'd have to shoot it, to get better. So I'm gonna sell my rimfire stuff and go back to air guns.

What's the best way to do this? Craig's list? Gun Broker? Donate it to MAIG to use as a fund raiser and take the deduction? Post someplace here? Post it somewhere else? What?
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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not an expert by any means but have had better luck at gun shops that sell used than pawn shops, last batch I sold were less than 5 years old and recovered just over 60% of their original value.
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I'm done with rimfire.

I shoot better than the ammunition I can afford, and I can't afford the quality of ammunition I'd need to shoot, as often as I'd have to shoot it, to get better. So I'm gonna sell my rimfire stuff and go back to air guns.

What's the best way to do this? Craig's list? Gun Broker? Donate it to MAIG to use as a fund raiser and take the deduction? Post someplace here? Post it somewhere else? What?
I would question your premise, but you are not asking for opinions on that, so moving on. Don't do Craig's list, too much exposure to fraud and even to physical danger. Gunbroker is good, just sell it in one or two installments, otherwise too much hassle and the charges will add up. Donate - you will lose some money. I would donate in person, so you will get respect you deserve locally (Boy Scouts?) One more option is selling at a gun show, if you are going anyway.
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not an expert by any means but have had better luck at gun shops that sell used than pawn shops, last batch I sold were less than 5 years old and recovered just over 60% of their original value.
That's just about what I'm looking for.
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Craigslist does not allow firearms or ammo to be listed.
I have had good luck with armslist.com if private party sales are allowed in your state.
Do you have a Marlin 60 in stainless to sell?
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The best way to recover your money from a firearm is to shoot it. People see you shooting the gun. They see you are knocking the bullseye out of the target. Their desire to own your gun over rides their common sense. Before they think things out they have paid way to much for a gun. There is always someone running around with money burning a hole in their pocket. You just have to find them.

I have been on both ends of the deal. It is easy to justify paying to much for a gun you really want. You are paying next years price for the gun this year.
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I have not been to a LGS that would buy ammo from a retail customer. Not one.
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List it on armslist, or check to see if the state you reside in has a local "gun trader" website. I've always had a lot of luck dealing locally. Just use your best judgement with the people you do your dealings with.
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