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#6410595 - 08/16/16 09:25 AM Build old or buy new?
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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I'm at a turning point. I have a Model 70 that I like that I want to make some changes to, but for not too much more money, I could just buy something new that would be more out-of-the-box ready. I am not overly attached to the rifle even though I've had it 22 years. It could be a backup gun if I left it alone. I would not sell it.

Should I mod it or save for something else?
Build or buy?
Only one choice allowed


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#6410644 - 08/16/16 09:57 AM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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If it's a 'toss up' for you, buy another. that way you will have a backup. P_102
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#6410748 - 08/16/16 10:51 AM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Depends on if you like quality over quantity, or vice versa.
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#6410824 - 08/16/16 11:34 AM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I didn't even read the post - just read the poll options and chose.
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#6410830 - 08/16/16 11:38 AM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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If you're fairly impartial, then I'd lean towards new because u get better value. I'd only build if there is any other reason than cost effectiveness.

Beit rifles, road bikes or cars; I've learned that building a custom is only worth it cost wise if you're going for a very high level of performance, even including no additional cost of base object. Otherwise, off the shelf/oem will be a better deal for equivalent performance. IMHO.

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#6410832 - 08/16/16 11:40 AM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Depending what your looking at, i say buy new
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#6410921 - 08/16/16 12:37 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
If it's a 'toss up' for you, buy another. that way you will have a backup. P_102


This.
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#6410944 - 08/16/16 12:52 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I'd build. I'd rather have 1 custom chambered, cut rifled barrel in my choice of length and profile, than 2 factory rifles.
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#6410970 - 08/16/16 01:08 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
I'd build. I'd rather have 1 custom chambered, cut rifled barrel in my choice of length and profile, than 2 factory rifles.


I tend to lean this way.

Great action you have there. A new cut rifled barrel chambered by a good smith, and a stock swap would pretty much make for a new rifle put together the way you like it.
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#6411110 - 08/16/16 03:10 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I would build. Rather have something unique built to my liking. up
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#6411115 - 08/16/16 03:14 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I also would build. I have several factory guns and I'm wanting a custom but cant justify it. This has given me a thought... sell one and customize one of my others and I can kill two birds with one stone.
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#6411445 - 08/16/16 06:32 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I also would build. I have several factory guns and I'm wanting a custom but cant justify it. This has given me a thought... sell one and customize one of my others and I can kill two birds with one stone.


Yup.
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#6411457 - 08/16/16 06:42 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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One great rifle is far better and more enjoyable than a few of pretty good quality.

Sell all of the mediocre stuff and do one right like you really want it and put a top end scope on it.

Probably costs less in the long run too.

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#6411582 - 08/16/16 07:57 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: jeffbird]
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Yup, again.
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#6411693 - 08/16/16 08:55 PM Re: Build old or buy new? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I would vote to build as well. If all you want is another off-the-shelf gun, go for it. If you want something that will quite possibly be the most accurate rifle you own AND it gets you all that you're looking for (barrel length, contour, caliber, etc) build. And you'll still have that rifle you had for the last 22 years, just done the way you want it.
You only go through this life once. Might as well get exactly what you want. The cost will end up being inconsequential in the long run anyway.


Edited by Bbear (08/16/16 08:56 PM)
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