Dang. Just looked up my exact rifle on GunBroker. Current bid is $1450
That's crazy. I got this thing when pops died over four years ago. I bet I have only put 100 or less rounds through her.
I need to change that.
That is ridiculous. I saw a NIB 32 H&H Marlin in Tulsa last time I was there for 1200 and about died. No thanks.
I paid 500 even for my 45 Colt in 2001-2002. Wanted a Marlin in 45 Colt but didn't know if CB was worth the extra money. Handled each at NRA convention in KC and the choice was obvious. A couple deer and pigs later, not to mention thousands of rounds at the range, and I still would make the same choice.
You have a treasure there Walter. Shoot it, keep it, and remember you dad when you do so.
Will do. Did I mention the old man bought this from a guy hard up for $200 in 2013.
I was in the room when he was trying to talk the guy down in price!
I thought the guy was gonna walk for sure.
My old man had a way with words.....
As to a good red dot, it depends on what you want to spend. I've purchased and used the Fastfire III, Venom, and the Trijicon RMR. My aging eyes find the RMR's dot is round with no starburst, but the other 2 less expensive sights work well and all have maintained zeros through many many stout loads (357, 44, and 45 Colt). I also have an Ultra Dot but no longer use it as i prefer the micros.
I do not have that mold (158V), but have a 4 cavity with 2 165E and 2 165M cavities. Either bullet shoots great especially using Universal powder. I can say I've only bought 1 mold from Accurate that won't shoot and it's not the molds fault. Any mold he makes are works of Art to me.
After posting I reread the thread and noticed you were talking more about rifles than handguns.
I have a couple of Bushnell TRS-25s and can't say enough good things about them. 3 MOA dot makes paper and other inanimate targets of opportunity easy. Draw a bold circle for 50 yard or more target shooting, or shoot round, white gongs with a dark background.
I can't imagine non-electronic sight restrictions. We use thermal, night vision, red-dots, illuminated reticles, you name it. I have a friend who uses a Trijicon reflex sight on his duck gun to very good effect. Deer and such cannot be hunted at night, but can be hunted with suppressors from 30 minutes after sunrise or before sunset. Pigs are fair game day or night, with anything you want, helicopter and Dillon Aero, thermal, trap and shoot, dogs and a knife, whatever you got, and no magazine capacity restrictions except during deer season.
I have been watching the S&W M&P 2.0 postings. Just to get the feel for what they are going for. I found a listing for a S&W at a very reasonable price that had a buy it now price that was under every one elses start price. I let it be for 10 hours and couldn't believe it was still listed. So I just had to punch the buy it now button.
I talked to the store owner and made a deal for a future purchase of a M&P in 45acp