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NWFT Gun of the Year - Remington 700 270WSM

Old 09-09-2006, 03:52 AM
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I won the NWTF gun of the year this year. It is a Remington 700 270WSM. I only own one other rifle, a Winchester Model 94 Black Shadow 30-30. I went to gunbroker.com and saw I could get a maximum of about $1000 for the NWTF Gun of the Year.

Here is the dilemma. Do I store the gun and hope that its value as a collectors item increases (it is one of only 2,400 such guns). I know that shooting such a gun even once would substantially reduce the value. Do I sell the gun outright immediately and grab the cash? Do I take the scope off my 30-30, buy a Leupold VX scope for the Remington and take two guns into the field (one for drive hunting and one for stand hunting).

I am going a little bit crazy trying to figure out what to do with this gun.

Here is the gun and the case that came with it http://www.nwtf.org/images/CoreItems/GOY-with-Case_220.jpg

For the first time in NWTF history, the Gun of the Year is a centerfire rifle. The 2006 NWTF Gun of the Year is the Remington Model 700, produced in 270 WSM, one of the most popular calibers available today. It is guaranteed to be a true collectible. The stock on this customized rifle is curly maple with a golden maple finish. The floorplate has gold-enhanced engraving. This year's gun includes a customized presentation case. Designed to fit the Remington 700, it features the NWTF logo on the inside lid. Guns are sequentially numbered and exclusive to NWTF events. Edition size: 2,500.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:02 AM
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Guns aren't the greatest investment,either enjoy it or sell it but I'd be suprised if you got $1000.00 for it,one on Gunbroker now has a bid of $600 on it with no reserve.Good luck(I'd keep it and hunt it it's a purdy rifle)
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:53 AM
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Id keep it and hunt it




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Old 09-09-2006, 08:20 AM
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Me too.
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:09 PM
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Default RE: NWFT Gun of the Year - Remington 700 270WSM

Here is the dilemma. Do I store the gun and hope that its value as a collectors item increases (it is one of only 2,400 such guns). I know that shooting such a gun even once would substantially reduce the value. Do I sell the gun outright immediately and grab the cash? Do I take the scope off my 30-30, buy a Leupold VX scope for the Remington and take two guns into the field (one for drive hunting and one for stand hunting).

I am going a little bit crazy trying to figure out what to do with this gun.
The only thing driveing you crazy is greed! Take the gun out and enjoy it, as it was pretty much free in the first place. It will give you a lot of enjoyment and that's what it's really all about!

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Old 09-09-2006, 01:27 PM
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I'd just keep it and hunt with it. Honestly, you probably won't get much for it (most Remington's are like that) and it's not like the rifle is a pre-64 model 70 or anything.
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:24 PM
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I have decided to keep it.

It isn't free DM. I spent about $200 at the NWTF banquet. I will be spending $700 for the Leupold scope. I will be spending $100 to have the scope mounted and lens caps installed. I will be spending $100 for a decent gun case. I will be spending an additional $100 on a gun sling, ammo and target time at the range. All told the "free" rifle will cost me a cool $1000 (not counting the money I spent at the NWTF banquet) to make it usable to me in the field. I hope I love this rifle because it will probably be the last one I get in my lifetime.

Overall I have been unhappy with the performance of my scoped model 94 rifle. It is probably more me than the gun but I haven't been terribly successful with it. Perhaps I will get along better with it without a scope. To be honest I am more of a bow person than a gun person anyways. For some reason it seems alot easier to miss with a gun than a bow.
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:47 AM
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You can save yourself the $100 to install the scope and put the lense covers on yourself. Pretty basic stuff. Is that price including the rings and bases and lense covers?
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:26 AM
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I would keep if for your kids.
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:02 AM
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You can save yourself another $400-$500 on optics,you can get a 3x9 Leupold VXI for around $200,or a VXII for $275.If ya don't want to spend all that$$$ on it,I'll give ya the $200 ya have invested and you can call it even!
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