Hunt Chat  

Go Back   Hunt Chat > All Things HC > Almost Anything Goes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-09-2011, 11:13 AM
skeet skeet is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northwest Wyoming
Posts: 4,602
Well not a yard sale this time(or two)

Went to an auction or two..The first auction I went to get a Troy Bilt tiller(Got it too for a very fair price) but ended up buyin an old Remington M-8 pump in 30 Remington. Got 4 boxes of factory ammo and the rifle for 225 bucks. Not the best caliber in the world but have 4 more boxes of ammo and a 100 rounds of once fired brass.

2nd auction was last night. Been looking for a S&W K-22 for a while and got one last night in an auction in Montanny for 325 bucks. A little holster wear but really nice and tight. At the same time I also got a 98% K-38 for the same price as well as a Ruger 77RS in 338 Win Mag for 300. Have a friend looking for a K-38 so he'll get it. The 338 will be used at the next gun show for trading stock. And 2 days ago I got an as new Kimber in 300 Win SHort mag that a friend wanted..I get the scope..also got a Ruger 77 Mk-2 in 270 with a Nikon 4-12 and 6 boxes of ammo for 450 bucks. Gonna trade scopes on it and give the rifle to my grandson. About a week ago I bought a nice little Rem 788 at a pawn shop. A 243 that is going to my granddaughter. They are both going to hunt Sika deer(a tiny Japanese elk) down on the Eastern Shore of Md this fall. Being taped for some kinda TV show. My daughter was taped making her first bow killed deer last fall. Supposed to air sometime this year. Ah my..gotta quit buyin this stuff.....well..maybe someday!!
__________________
skeet@huntchat.com

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
Benjamin Franklin
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-09-2011, 12:11 PM
GoodOlBoy's Avatar
GoodOlBoy GoodOlBoy is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep east Texas
Posts: 5,866
Why quit buying? You're in a good place, enjoying what you are going, and making a few bucks at it now and again. Sounds like the life to me.

GoodOlBoy
__________________
(Moderator - Gear & Gadgets, Cowboy Action, SouthWest Regional, Small Game) GoodOlBoy@huntchat.com

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16 KJV

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 8:15 KJV

"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-09-2011, 12:28 PM
wrenchman wrenchman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: mi
Posts: 1,292
I have a savage in 243 i like the model 77 and have been looking at the 788 for years but they are real populer around me.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-09-2011, 01:43 PM
skeet skeet is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northwest Wyoming
Posts: 4,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoodOlBoy View Post
Why quit buying? You're in a good place, enjoying what you are going, and making a few bucks at it now and again. Sounds like the life to me.

GoodOlBoy
Well Rich.. It's not like i was makin a killing on stuff. Sometimes I almost break even. But I am havin fun. I bid on a fair Winchester 75 Target last nigh but quit when the bidding got to 400. Then after tha auction I actually made money on the gun. It didn't have it's original sights..I had 'em which is why I was bidding. Sold 'em to the guy who got the bid at 410. Sold him the front and rear sights for 150.. I had taken them with me to make sure they were right and the guy bought 'em. Sometimes even when the plan doesn't come together..they still work out. Also at the sale I got a Remington 870 Skeet bbl for 25 bucks 12 ga of course..and an early(dated 1951) 20 ga skeet bbl for 35 bucks. But it came with a 16 ga marked skeet stock also(early guns were all 12 ga framed so it doesn't matter). Both will fit the old 20 ga 870 I have. Most 870 bbls don't go high here. Trap bbl brought 70 bucks last night but only cause I bid against the guy who got it. I have an 870 TB with a field bbl on it. Wanted the trap bbl for that gun. Also got a box of ammo last night..a lot of 16 ga ammo in the box..But the older quality ammo. Not this new junk dove quail ammo. Must have had 6 or 7 boxes in there. Main reason I bought it was there was 19 rounds of 338 Win Mag in the box.... 250 gr Silvertips..Paid 5 bucks and got a box of 22 Eley 10X too. Those darn things cost a bunch any more..Can ya still get 'em??
__________________
skeet@huntchat.com

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
Benjamin Franklin
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-09-2011, 01:55 PM
skeet skeet is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northwest Wyoming
Posts: 4,602
788s etc

Quote:
Originally Posted by wrenchman View Post
I have a savage in 243 i like the model 77 and have been looking at the 788 for years but they are real populer around me.
Wrenchman..there is nothing wrong with those Savage rifles. I like them too. But they have so many I can't keep 'em figured out. The 788's in this area usually sell pretty high considering they cost 59.95 when new. The one I got for my grandaughter cost me 350 but it had a Leupold 3x9 Compact on it. Only reason i got it for 350 was because I bought 4 bullet moulds and 2 die sets at the same time. I did make a profit on them though. Took the scope off and put a Bushnell 3200 elite on it and going to sell the Leupold at the show next week.
The Ruger 77's don't sell as high as the same caliber rifle in say a Remington 700. I can't say I consider them a superior rifle but have a tendency to keep the Rugers and sell the Remingtons...but I like claw extractor rifles. Back to the Savages..They seem to be as accurate as most if not more so than many. The fun part ...is finding out.... ya know!!
__________________
skeet@huntchat.com

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
Benjamin Franklin
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.