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Old 05-03-2004, 09:40 AM
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Wal Mart can order me a Tikka T3 in 300 wsm for 480$ is this a good price?
Is there anything wrong with Wal Mart Guns?
How much should I expect to pay at a gun shop?
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:19 AM
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Blue5,

Any reason why your not going to a local shop?
Yes, you may pay more, but at-least your money stays local.
You'll get better service and advise.
Also, they may have something used.

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Old 05-03-2004, 03:09 PM
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They every once in awhile have good deals on rifles. I hate what they are doing to the small gun stores and I buy 99.9% of my stuff at small gun stores and occasionally buy shotgun shells on sale at Walmart. I have purchased a grand total of 1 rifle from Walmart and won't be doing that ever again, it was late at night and they retrieved the rifle from the back room and I was in a rush to get home..they handed me the wrong rifle and I didn't pay any attention to that fact, signed everything and ran out. When I got home and found out what was in the box I immediately called them and they told me to rush back to the store and go to the customer service counter which I did. When I went to the Customer Service desk the girl said something to the effect "Oh my god its a gun" and looked like she was about to faint. I don't need to deal with people or stores like that.
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:21 PM
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I buy guns at Walmart from time to time. There is nothing wrong with thier guns as they get them from the same distributors as other gun stores. I do buy most of my Guns from Scheels All Sports but they are not a little guy in the trade either. There is a small gun store about 100 miles south of where I live. Thet have a good gunsmith and he has a good stock and pretty good prices. I am starting to check there first anymore. The workers at Walmart here in North Dakota are not a bit squemish about guns as everyone here hunts and every house has more that a few guns.
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:30 PM
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ORIGINAL: oldelkhunter

When I went to the Customer Service desk the girl said something to the effect "Oh my god its a gun" and looked like she was about to faint. I don't need to deal with people or stores like that.
I'll go along with you there OEH.It's a wonder she didn't call the law on you for attempted robbery.LOL.

The guns that Wal*mart stocks are usually fairly decently priced.The ones they special order for you aren't any bargain.I've looked in their catalog a time or two. The prices are either MSRP or very close to retail. You are much better off dealing with a local gun shop. You might pay a little more but you'll get much better service then you will at Wally World.I've bought some guns on the web.I've saved a few bucks but you can't physically look the gun over.It's buyer beware.Support your local gun dealer,you'll both be glad you did.

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Old 05-04-2004, 12:55 AM
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I've yet to buy a gun from wallyworld and don't see myself changing. I'd much rather spend my money and help out the little guy at small gunshop and get professional knowledge and service.
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Old 05-04-2004, 08:34 AM
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I'll buy a gun to hunt with wherever the price is cheapest, without a second thought. I already know what I want before I go, and I don't need any advice or other service. If anything ever goes wrong I either deal with the MFR of fix it myself. I would not buy a higher end gun there though.
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:28 AM
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I buy my guns from gun shops but I would buy one from wal mart.
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Old 05-04-2004, 05:40 PM
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I have bought guns at wal-mart. I see nothing wrong with it. The local shops around here are sometimes very arrogant and usually have the exact same thing as wal-mart for $125 to $200 more. FOR THE SAME GUN.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:23 PM
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LOL, "little guy", lol, heck they drive better trucks and live in better homes than most of us do. so who's the little guy? Shucks, I'm the little guy....lol
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