I didn't really understand Chad selling his 7-300 just to build another. I'm assuming the new one will be different in profile or intended use.
my answer, if you follow me (Buzzsaw) everything I have is for sale. I like the newest stuff out there but I'm a manufacturers dream. I call myself an "all day sucker". Right now I have my perfectly good killer Benelli Super Black Eagle II for sale because I want the new SBE III which many are saying is not as good as the SBE II.
I keep threatening to sell my Mcwhorter 6.5 Weatherby......then I shoot it and it goes back in the safe. Its a "wildcat" no problems with it.
I have a brand new Dan Wesson Specialist I bought, it sits in the safe never shot. Its a "wildcat" no problems with it.
The reason used, high dollar guns aren't selling good, is most want to design and commission their own custom build, This is a HUGE part of spending your $10,000 on your dream package.
anyway, I do kinda agree, some are going back to the tried and true. I'm thinking about going back to a revolver for everything just because they are 99.9% reliable.