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Old 01-23-2012, 07:28 PM
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Default Remington Model Four .280

Hi, I am thinking about purchasing my first hunting rifle. I will mostly be hunting white tails but do have the option to get elk and moose. I have come across a Remington model four .280 that is in really good shape. I am having problems finding any info on the gun. The guy selling it says its got great collector value and wants $700 Canadian for just the gun and 3 boxes is ammo.
Is this a good gun, any problems with the model four?
What is a proper price for it?

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:25 AM
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According to Blue Book of Gun Values, the Remington Model Four auto-loader, in excellent condition is valued at about $350 +/- US.

This rifle was the predecessor of the Model 740 Woodmaster. The Model 4 (as do the Model 740 and Model 7400) has three inherent issues of which I am aware. These are relatively easily over come.

One is that frequently an issue develops associated with the clip. The clip is stamped metal and the top "curved" edge can be relatively easily bent or warped (if handled roughly) enough to result in feeding issues.

The other two issues are related. The gas operation "dirties" both the gas port and the chamber relatively quickly. Both must be kept free of powder residue. Frequent and adequate cleaning is a must. Otherwise "stuck case" issues can result in ejector damage, and a clogged gas port route can result in failure to cycle.

The 280 Rem. is a great round for deer, though it is not as popular as it deserves.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 360canam View Post
The guy selling it says its got great collector value and wants $700 Canadian for just the gun and 3 boxes is ammo.
While the 280 is a great round, it's not materially better than a 30-06 and this gun in a 30-06 is a lot less costly than the quoted price.....

Frankly, I'd pass on this offer and do so quickly before you talk yourself into it!
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:51 PM
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@ $700.00, It sounds like you are paying the price just because the rifle is chambered in .280. As some of the previous posts have stated, even in excellent shape, they can be had @ $425.00 or less and can be found chambered in .243, .308, and 30-06 which are all good deer rounds. The .280 is a great round!!!...... But Like Vapodog said....you better pass on this because another model 4, in the same condition can save you almost 300 bucks .....just by going with another cartridge choice.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:32 AM
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Great gun but I think $700 is a little high price for it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:40 AM
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i found this and says due to the rarity of the gun could be worth $800 depending on condition
but still would only be worth it if you have your heart set on a .280 and a rem. model 4

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:52 AM
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I also thought $700 was high, but remember he is in Canada. I don't know what the prices are like there.

That said, I don't think this gun is going to be all that rare. The reason I say this is I've never looked for one, and don't know much about them, but I've seen several for sale in .280, and all of them have been $400-450 US dollars. While it doesn't seem to be as common as a Remington 700, there doesn't seem to be a shortage of them either, unless they are all just in this area.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:56 AM
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Well...I offered the guy $600 and he laughed in my face....he has my contact info, so who knows he might take it.
If you know of one for sale in Canada, shoot me a pm
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