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#395709 - 09/13/07 02:52 PM Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster
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Got a buddy that's just getting into deer hunting and he's looking at a Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster in 30-06. It's a blued barrel with Mossy Oak camo synthetic stock and comes with a Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40. He's found one new on sale with rebate for $649. I don't know anything about this gun so is this a good gun and a good price?

Thanks!
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#395789 - 09/13/07 04:07 PM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: Gravey]
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Hey Gravey, they have the same gun on gunbroker.com for $539 on the "buy now" option. That is without the scope.
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#395856 - 09/13/07 05:00 PM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: statelineRUT]
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I still can't believe the crazy stuff Remington has done in the past couple of years... a glorified 700 blued synthetic for $649????

Or their XCR, a glorified s/s BDL with a fancy coating for $850???

Honestly, I'd look hard for a used pre j-lock rifle... shouldn't be hard to find in 30-06 for $400. Heck, I'll see used synthetic ADL's sell for $275!!!

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#396807 - 09/14/07 08:14 AM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: megalomaniac]
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac


Honestly, I'd look hard for a used pre j-lock rifle... shouldn't be hard to find in 30-06 for $400.


Help me here. What is a pre j-lock?

He also found a used Browning A-bolt for $400 somewhere in Alabama. Opinions on one vs. the other?
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#396908 - 09/14/07 09:06 AM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: Gravey]
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Gravey the J lock is a lock on the bolt that the factory installed from the late 90's til about 2005. When someone says pre J lock he means a used rifle built before the late 90's.

To be honest your friend could do a lot better by searching the internet.

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#397050 - 09/14/07 10:12 AM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: ]
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here you go if you're interested in a 300 Win Mag:

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2711043/m/537103137

Just keep you're eyes open, there are deals to be had on the forums

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#405479 - 09/19/07 08:03 AM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: Gravey]
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Remingtons are good guns, but I agree that those prices are too much to pay. If you search the used market, you can get a quality bolt gun for $400 or less.
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#406800 - 09/19/07 08:19 PM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: alwaysoutdoors]
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I love my A Bolt.

I think there is an A Bolt 30-06 for sale on here.
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#407727 - 09/20/07 12:45 PM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: Gravey]
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Thanks for all the feedback. He ended up biting the bullet and bought a Remington 700 CDL 30-06 that has a wood stock and stainless steel fluted barrel.
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#407740 - 09/20/07 12:54 PM Re: Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster [Re: Gravey]
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He done good. That's a nice gun he picked.

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