Thursday, May 26, 2011

...and off the ledge

Success!  Work buddy wants the 700 Target Tactical now.  Another note... he is moving to Hawaii.  I recommended he get the rifle BEFORE he goes.  This is a bad state for firearms, but the CW is Hawaii is worse.  You need a permit to purchase or transfer ANYTHING it looks like.  He'll need to register his rifle when he arrives.

I am in a bit of a sticker shock on that model and I don't know why it's price is so high.  I am used to perusing the $700 left hand rifles, and wonder why THAT one is $2k.  It's not a $1300 stock, right?

He may settle for, and be happy with, a Remington 700 VTR, instead.  $800 for the rifle, $400 for the Leupold scope.  Plenty of goodness to settle into.  By the time he shoots the barrel out he'll know what $6000 rifle he wants.

And, my work here is done.


Anonymous said...

I have a Rem 700 SPS Varmint that I took to Boomershoot this year. Out of the box (well, with a 4.5-18x54 on it) it shoots .5MOA

I paid $475 after the $75 Remington rebate earlier this year. You really can't beat that!

Bubblehead Les. said...

Tell him to get as much practice with his chosen Ammo as possible, and buy a LOT of it before he heads out there. Since damn near everything has to be shipped in, he needs to realize that Ammo is EXPENSIVE in Hawaii.