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Advise a tenderfoot, please.

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Am being offered a Rem Model Seven from the factory custom shop. It's a hunting rifle configuration. Some questions:

Are Model Sevens good?
What does the custom shop do to those guns that makes them 'custom'?
Seller is asking 800 for a rifle that retails for 1300. However, in asking around, people have told me to save my money...that the custom shop rifles aren't all that special, that I'm better off with a secondhand Model Seven or 700 or 70,and put the
extra money into a trigger and/or accurizing job.
Is that true? I do like the rifle, and if your input is positive, I'd like to buy it.
Seller states that the rifle is unfired.
What is a fair price to offer?

Thanks to all
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JJ offered $700 because the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (full sticker price) is $1332 with a street price (worth) of $900 to $1000. I agree with JJ because I would rather spend a little more and get one that is REALLY NIB rather than one that has a checkered past.

If I were in the market for a Mannlicher-styled short action rifle in .243 I would seriously consider the Ruger 77RSI Mark II International. The MSRP is $769 with a street price of $500-$550. Then you could apply the savings towards the purchase of a high quality scope like the Leupold Vari-X III 2.5-8x36 ($425-$450). Click below if you would like to see the Ruger.


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