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#6850330 - 08/09/17 07:21 AM Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post
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If you're selling a rifle you say is a custom build, or brag about how tight it shoots, show a group picture for evidence. 100+ yards.

As far as I'm concerned I would show a group pic on ANY rifle I was selling.

If you're a bad shooter, or bad eyes, there's nothing wrong with showing the best you can do, and saying it's the best you can do, and you think the rifle can do better.

Just my opinion.
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#6850380 - 08/09/17 08:13 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
killen Offline
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Registered: 12/12/09
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if it shoots great I aint selling lol

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#6850383 - 08/09/17 08:14 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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I've sold a couple that shot great, and I believe I posted groups for both IIRC. I agree that I don't really enjoy seeing threads asking big $ for guns because of their accuracy without any evidence of it.

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#6850397 - 08/09/17 08:25 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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Aw shucks, all you gotta do is let em know it's a tack driver.


Edited by Tff caribou (08/09/17 08:25 AM)
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#6850399 - 08/09/17 08:28 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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Next thing you know everyone will be shooting 25 yard groups claiming they are 100 or 200 yard groups.
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#6850400 - 08/09/17 08:28 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Aw shucks, all you gotta do is let em know it's a tack driver.




LOL.....
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#6850427 - 08/09/17 08:57 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Next thing you know everyone will be shooting 25 yard groups claiming they are 100 or 200 yard groups.

roflmao That is one way of doing it.
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#6850445 - 08/09/17 09:11 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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I've got a Marlin 336 I'll sell ya. I won't post pictures of the group, but I'll guarantee it groups as well as my 12 guage at 100 yards.
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#6850451 - 08/09/17 09:13 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
If you're selling a rifle you say is a custom build, or brag about how tight it shoots, show a group picture for evidence. 100+ yards.

As far as I'm concerned I would show a group pic on ANY rifle I was selling.

If you're a bad shooter, or bad eyes, there's nothing wrong with showing the best you can do, and saying it's the best you can do, and you think the rifle can do better.

Just my opinion.


I agree 100% and I'll even go a step further and say to take a quick video of current rifle condition and shooting a group.

Here is a great example: http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6850442#Post6850442

Note - I'm not sure that photos of groups or videos attribute to selling quicker but it sure does reduce the amount of tire kicker PMs and texts you get!
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#6850461 - 08/09/17 09:22 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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Agree 100% on the pics, JG, including calipers if possible. Unfortunately, as has been stated, there's no guarantee on the distance. P_102
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#6850472 - 08/09/17 09:27 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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Caveat emptor.
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#6850482 - 08/09/17 09:35 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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Posting targets would just another way for some here to attempt to show everyone how great they are, again. Seems some need their ego stroked every now and then.

Whatever floats someone's boat though.

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#6850500 - 08/09/17 09:47 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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I enjoy seeing pics of other's groups. And you can usually tell when someone's full of it, just by reading a few of their posts.
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#6850614 - 08/09/17 11:10 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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This is the internet...every gun shoots "one ragged hole".

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#6850628 - 08/09/17 11:29 AM Re: Let's set a higher standard in the Firearms Trading Post [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
If you're selling a rifle you say is a custom build, or brag about how tight it shoots, show a group picture for evidence. 100+ yards.

As far as I'm concerned I would show a group pic on ANY rifle I was selling.

If you're a bad shooter, or bad eyes, there's nothing wrong with showing the best you can do, and saying it's the best you can do, and you think the rifle can do better.

Just my opinion.


Well said. This is a good place to buy, sell, and trade. Lets keep it that way!
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