Help with rifle choice

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Jo da Plumbr, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    A friend has two rifles he wants to sell.

    The first is a Husqvarna 7mm.

    Or a Winchester model 70 1930s era in 30-06

    I am going to check them out next week. Haven't talked price yet. Any thoughts or suggestions for when I look at them?
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Same $?

    How old is the chainsaw? [​IMG]
     

  3. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I did not get an exact age on the Husky. I'm sure its twenty plus. These were his dad's rifles. Says they are in great shape and both are beautiful. He wants fair market, we will check blue book if I'm serious.
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I could possibly be intersted in the 30-06 if the price is right....
     
  5. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    And why not the other?
    Is a husky a bad choice?
    Or is a 7mm a poor round?
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I personally have no experience with husky rifles so I can't say. I would assume with the quality of their equipment(again assuming it's the same company) they would not risk puttin their name on a total piece....just my logic, could be wrong.

    Why not 7mm? I personally have no need for it. I've shot one, recoil isn't bad, accurate, they're known to shoot flat and carry good energy. Its a .28 magnum, I don't know what you're hunting but I wouldn't hesitate to use that on deer, elk, black bear, ect....

    I have a bunch of 30-06 ammo and I really like the round, that's why I would go for the Winchester. Plus, I wouldn't mind having an early model 70.
     
  7. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I've read that the pre 64 70s are collectors. I'm sure this guy knows that.

    He said that the winny was a single shot. But when reading up on the 70s they say it holds five rounds. Did they make a single shot?
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    NO they didn't make a single shot.

    They did make a single shot follower for them I think.
     
  9. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Buy the pre-'64 Winchester and don't look back.

    That is THE Rifleman's Rifle, and it's chambered in God's own cartridge.

    A .30-06 in a Pre-'64 Winchester is exactly what Carlos used in Vietnam to do some serious damage.

    You could probably strip everything off the weapon and sell just the action to someone like me for what the guy wants for the gun, unless he knows what that action is truly worth....:cool:
     
  10. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    I have a little experence with Husqvara rifles and they are fine rifles. I am a collector and sudent of Winchesters especially model 70,s. If you can give me some more imfo on the rifle I may be able to help. The model 70,s are very valuable IF and only if they are left completely original.Once altered their collector status wains. If alter you still have the ultimate hunting rifle, sought after by custom gunsmiths as a basis for high dollar custom rifles.They are the standard all others are based upon. Their actions have been called a sculture in steel.
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Why do you think I wanted it!??!? I was going to play Hathcock in the back yard and get rid of that dang cat that keeps trying to get into my trash can!!
     
  12. fprefect

    fprefect New Member

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    You don't say what 7mm round the Husqvarna is chambered in, but some will match or come close to the 06 in muzzle energy, so from that standpoint the game you can hunt will be basically the same with either.

    I believe Husqvarna ended rifle manufacturing in the mid 70's but were in the business for many years so you might want to check out the date of manufacture as there might be some collector's value, or possibly will be in the future. Also Swedish iron ore is the best in in the world and the Swiss are known for manufacturing excellent barrels.

    You don't mention if the rifles are the same price, but if they are, I believe I would go with the Husqvarna.

    F. Prefect
     
  13. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll go look this week. I'll let you know what prices we talk and if it still sounds good.

    The safe has room for both...dont know that the wallet does!