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Wow!! @ $5600 per rifle that is a hefty price.

Kinda wish I had that kind of disposable income. :D

Thanks for sharing.
 

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I only gave $700 for my 25-06, $400 for my Sevumag.

$5600 per rifle? 馃槀馃槄馃ぃ馃槀馃槄馃ぃ馃槀馃槄馃ぃ

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260 Remington was the Classic. It's often referred to as the "260 Remington Magnum" but to my knowledge there never was such a thing. Much like a "45 Long Colt" , the never was a "45 Short Colt" so . . . . what is referred to as the "45 Short Colt" is actually the 455 Webley . . . .

Anyways, there was no 280 RM either so, yes I think it's a misprint. There are other factors (which if you are a true Remington aficionado 馃檮 you would know is 馃悅馃挬) in the "auction bill" that make me go hmmm 馃.

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I shot a @%&#ton of rifles from about 1977-1995. The 700 was my absolute favorite. With a good scope, I could usually sight one in within 3 shots.

Weatherby's were also great, but for an out of the box rifle...the 700 was pretty darn good. They started falling off a bit in around 90.

There are so many good shooting rifles nowadays and I don't have the choices I did back then, I would be hard pressed to say what the best out of the box rifle would be. Ruger, Savage, Howa, Weatherby, CZ et-al would be fine choices.
 

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Much like a "45 Long Colt" , the never was a "45 Short Colt" so . . . . what is referred to as the "45 Short Colt" is actually the 455 Webley . . . .
Well, there 'kinda' is (was!) RJ. Perhaps not by 'official' headstamp naming, but a reality, nevertheless: 45 Short Colt

And, thanks to Starline Brass and the Cowboy Action Shooting sport, we now have the 45 Cowboy Special that mimics the 45 ACP capacity, and is intended for 45 Colt Chambered cylinders: 45 Cowboy Special Brass - Large Pistol - Brass Cases
 

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@crooked creek

The 45 Short Colt is also known as the "45 Auto Rimmed" in some circles.

But at the time of the "Short Colt" it was actually the Webley which was my point and, yes I "see" your point, so we'll agree to disagree and celebrate by sharing an adult beverage when next we meet. 馃憤 Or at least a frosted mug of A&W root beer.

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celebrate by sharing an adult beverage when next we meet.
You've got a deal! I don't travel much, but if you ever find yourself passing through, or stopping by the St. Louis area, let me know ahead of time. I'm sure I can find an adult beverage to your liking amongst my supply! It's 'grown some since these photos were taken!
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Hmm, Gentleman Jack or Crown Royal Reserve?
Sticking with the thread theme of 'collections', I hope I haven't derailed objectionably!
But, since you mention it, the two bottles of Crown, to the right of the Reserve, are complete with original box, felt bag, hanging neck tag, and unbroken dated tax strips....one dated 1957, the other 1976. Another, that will never be opened by me, is the boxed bottle of Jack Single Barrel (sitting behind the Jim Beam Black, on the left side of the second shelf down in the cabinet), as the bottle label is signed by the Great Grand Niece of Jack Daniels. Nevertheless, all the others are pretty much 'fair game', I've plenty of choices to have and enjoy with the occasional cigar.:D
This all pretty much started when my wife said I had enough guns (which didn't really work anyway)....you have to 'collect' something, right?:sneaky:;)
 

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I shot a @%&#ton of rifles from about 1977-1995. The 700 was my absolute favorite. With a good scope, I could usually sight one in within 3 shots.

Weatherby's were also great, but for an out of the box rifle...the 700 was pretty darn good. They started falling off a bit in around 90.

There are so many good shooting rifles nowadays and I don't have the choices I did back then, I would be hard pressed to say what the best out of the box rifle would be. Ruger, Savage, Howa, Weatherby, CZ et-al would be fine choices.
May I add one that I never cared to own but hold total admiration?
During public sight in days before firearms Deer Season where these rifles would shoot 1/2 Min or less groups with store bought cartridges is the Browning BAR.
I saw .30-'06 Springfield more often so I will not speak for any other chamberings.
And I never was able to load any of my M77 Rugers, under 1 MOA (.270Win, .257Rob).
Never owned a Remington 700 but the one my SIL purchased (.280Rem) the very 1st load I assembled with Hornady SST bullets shot -1/2 MOA. 3 shot groups covered by a dime @100Y.
When I learned of the Walker Trigger issue my SIL didn't want to change anything,
I encouraged him to purchase this rifle so I offered to cover the cost of a Timney trigger.
This rifle could be handed down to my grandson(s) or Great Grandchildren or whoever!
I guess I can call this an Investment in the Future,
 

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I bought 3 classics when they came out new, the rest were used guns. 220 swift, 6.5x55 and 375 H&H, I was able to pick through a half dozen rifles each to find the best wood and they were nice considering they were just factory run walnut. I never put the bolts in either the 6.5x55 or the 375 except for pictures and sold both of them way to cheap or as Jack would say to early.
A few of the classic years the stocks looked like they were stained by overzealous children with brown shoe polish, when that coincided with a year/cartridge I really wanted it was frustrating, 17 remington as an example.
I wish I had never sold any of them but especially the 375 and a used 350 remington magnum that looked new, both had very nice wood. I bought my father a 25-06 and 7mag, I got them back when he passed away, should have kept those and gave them to my son.
I kept the swift and put a synthetic stock on it, the wood stock is in good shape only to be put back on if I ever sell it unless I have it buried with me which I might!
The 5,600.00 per rifle is ridiculous, they'll never get that much.
They would be way ahead to break up the set and put them on Rock Island auctions where serious collectors with serious money buy guns.
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This rifle could be handed down to my grandson(s) or Great Grandchildren or whoever!
I guess I can call this an Investment in the Future,
It sure is nice to leave something of great quality for the next several generations. It might be the one rifle that sets the standard, that all others are judged by.
 
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