My latest trades and acquisitioned rifles

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by spittinfire, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I figured I would post this here because in their current state they are both "rifles".

    First off is a new, unfired Marlin XL7 in 30-06. I picked this up for a set of cylinder heads that were given to me. I had no use for the heads but I've been wanting one of the Marlins so the trade was easy. The fit and finish is nice and I like the controls layout over my Mossberg. I picked up the one piece scope mount and bolted a Nikon 3-9x40 to it. I may upgrade the scope to something with a little more zoom but I haven't decided yet. I have yet to shoot it but I'm itching to. I must say, for an economy rifle, the blue is very nice.

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    I'm not a fan of the camo stock but they aren't hard to change and a lot of guys like them.


    Next is a Mossberg 500 with a 22" rifled barrel and a true glow. I traded my Mossberg ATR for it. Keep in mind my ATR was one of the first models so the trigger sucked, fit and finish was not good but it shot well enough to drop deer out to 300 yards. I've seen these rifles sell for $150 used so I felt like it was a reasonable trade. It also came with 2 boxes of Hornady SST slugs.
    The 500 has been used but it cleaned up well. it came with the 8rd tube so with a quick barrel change I've got a HD shotgun which is something I wanted. I've also always wanted a slug gun to play with as I have a number of hunting spots where a slug gun would be perfect.

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    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  2. Comeswithbacon

    Comeswithbacon New Member

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    The Marlin looks sweet, and in .30-06!
    Good Deal!!
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'll get the pics of the 500 up as soon as my camera battery charges.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sounds like you did good there Spitty.
     
  5. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hard to beat an ought-six.
     
  6. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I dig the 30-06. Nice rifle.
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Thanks guys. Finally got the picture of the 500 up....stupid camera.
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Nice guns. Great choice with the 30-06.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I've always liked the 06 and I wasn't in the mood to change calibers, just rifles.