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#3069247 - 12/08/12 11:19 AM Certain Gun Stores!
6 Point

Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 620
Loc: Ft. Hood, TX / Afghanistan

So this morning I'm looking around a local gun s tore here in Texas, I asked to see a rifle, it was a Sendero chambered in 7mm RUM, the guy proceeds to hand me a different rifle, a savage 110FCP in .338 Lapua. At this point I'm pretty pissed! He then tells me "this is what you need, it will shoot out to a mile". Mind you I'm pretty well versed on rifles, calibers, and cartridges. I then tell him its not really what I'm looking for because I'm looking for a long range deer hunting rifle that I can afford to reload for and I already have brass for the RUM. I know the ultra mags ain't too cheap on reloading but are cheaper than the Lapua. So I get done looking at the Sendero and put it back.

I then ask if they have anything in .260 the guy asks another guy and he says no. So at this point I'm about to walk out the door and he says "why do you want a .260? A .270 will do everything it will better." So being nice instead of making him look like an idiot, which he was, I told him I wasn't interested in a .270 because I already have one. Then he gets a remington 700 AAC-SD down and says "this is what you need, a .308." At this point I turn around and walk out.

I have nothing against a .308, .270(I hunt with one), or a .338 Lapua. I just don't want one right now. When I go into a gun store, I usually know what I'm looking for. I don't need someone else telling me what I need! !
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#3069296 - 12/08/12 12:03 PM Re: Certain Gun Stores! [Re: bjohnson]
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Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6877
Loc: Knoxville, TN

He was just doing the good ole fashioned SWAT. If you don't have what the customer is looking for, try to sell them something anyway.
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I've done it thousands of times working in the mall on commission when I was in college. Gotta make money. I don't blame a guy for using the technique on me when I go shopping for anything in particular. I know they are trying to make a living too.
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#3069353 - 12/08/12 12:37 PM Re: Certain Gun Stores! [Re: Model70Man]
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 4032
Loc: Hendersonville Tenn

I bet they didn't know if they had a 260 or not. Some only know sertain cal. I call a store other day and asked for an cal that is not used alot, they said they didn't have one. Think goodness they went to the trouble to call back and said they did have one and gave a good price on it.
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#3073991 - 12/11/12 09:24 AM Re: Certain Gun Stores! [Re: KPH]
4 Point

Registered: 12/09/12
Posts: 120

260 absolutely a fantastic caliber and yes it was the ole SWAT move.
#3074062 - 12/11/12 10:18 AM Re: Certain Gun Stores! [Re: Remmy25-06]
16 Point

Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 10670
Loc: Middle TN

Sounds like the sales guy needs to learn how to schmooze with his customers a little better.

Rather than telling you what you need, he should have just said no, I don't have X, but have you ever thought about Y? That way he can try to sell what he has on hand, while not challenging you.
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