12-21-2013, 02:57 PM
Join Date: Dec 2013
Hello from San Diego
Just found this site and hope to participate when I've got something to offer.
I've been looking for a rifle for a while now and had narrowed it down to either the Savage 111 XP Trophy Hunter or the Beretta Tikka 3. Pretty much settled on the .30-06 but it wasn't set in stone.
My wife and I were in Florida on vacation last month and guess what?!
They actually let you handle a gun in Florida and curiously enough, they want to sell you the gun.
These guys actually know their merchandise and best of all they don't make you beg to look at a gun!
I decided the Savage didn't feel good in my hands but the Tikka felt pretty good, so I came home thinking it would be a Beretta.
Then a friend pulled his Kimber out of the safe...
After looking the Kimber's over on Guns America and Gun Broker, I decided once again, the Beretta was going to be the one. Based upon opinions and advice from more experienced and knowledgable shooters, it seemed like a good rifle to start with.
Happened to be looking on armslist and found an 84M in .308 for $750.
I also opted for his Bushnell Elite 3200 scope for another $75.
Turned out to be an old friend of the family, we were in Boy Scouts together.
I dropped a $400 deposit on it and hope to have it in early January.
Seems like a good price to me and an affordable one as well.
Doesn't really matter at this point...I own it now.
The gun is beautiful, Classic Select with a couple of minor nicks in the stock.
I am curious though, is this a fair price or did I pay too much?
I have other questions but I'll start a new thread in the Rifles forum.