Selling Rifle - No responses ???

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  1. muleman69

    muleman69 USMC -1st marine Div. RVN Gold $$ Contributor

    Nov 30, 2012
    I would not argue that camo doesn't work but I have held my own in blue jeans and a hickory shirt . Lost interest in camo 49 years ago
  2. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Silver $$ Contributor

    Jun 30, 2012
    Has anyone thrown out a price they think the rifle will actually fetch in this market ? I don’t see it moving for the asking price. Jmo and I’m not looking to buy so maybe it has something to do with my opinion. What is the market for this rifle at this time in your opinion ? The OP asked if his price was out of line.
  3. 6.5x47

    6.5x47 Gold $$ Contributor

    Oct 14, 2014
    Pretty much quit trying to sell stuff here
  4. Tommie


    Apr 12, 2007
    But here’s some consolation-
    Once gun prices go through the roof again we can return to bitching about that.
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  5. 300_whisper

    300_whisper Silver $$ Contributor

    Jan 18, 2016
    As long as I’m selling everyone else can bitch all they want! ;)
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  6. Milo 2.0

    Milo 2.0

    Mar 6, 2011
    The # 2 post started out to be brutally honest. First, I am not a BR shooter, so take it for what is worth.
    I think you are trying to sell an entry level rifle to an audience of mostly accomplished shooters so your buyers are limited in scope.

    I will elaborate some.
    1. The action, I have never heard of Haverkamp, what is it, or claim to fame?
    2. Stock. IMO is always the biggest factor in buying a used rifle. No matter what parts were used in the build, the stock choice is your signature, the color, the configuration, etc... If a buyer has any doubt, it may be the first thing replaced. Now it needs to be sold, and if you don't like, you'll probably assume others will not either and take a hit selling it.
    3. For me, I know some like it, but I want one barrel or the other, I'm not a switch barrel guy, so I may want one case you shoot, the other is dead weight.
    4. Your group pic at 535 yards, either you shoot 3 shot groups or 5, you show 4 with what appears to be a quarter beside it, I say there is a bullet hole underneath that quarter, therefore making that group the best it has ever shot. If I was selling a gun with groups posted, my best would be on display too, so some of what I said is void here.

    If that was my rifle for sale for 8 days w/o as much as an inquiry, if I wanted it sold, I'd drop my price by 6-700 bucks and just take the drop kick to the groin and move forward. Or part it out and hope the hit isn't quite as severe. I am different than most in this aspect, when I list something for sale, I want it gone now, and the least amount of time I spend monitoring a for sale post the better. I have sold my share of goods that did not last 2 minutes without being gobbled up, so my advice may not be the best.
    Good luck!
  7. spclark

    spclark Gold $$ Contributor

    Nov 23, 2007
    Me neither, on both counts.

    Just passing time on a cold, wet late spring Sunday I come up with:

    New action @ ~ $900; 30" SS 1:8 Krieger blank: $355; Custom fitting & Chambering: $300; PRT Stock (who makes these?): $300? More? Less?; New Harrell's Brake: $50; New Xtreme Trigger: $330

    So we're at $2,235 right there, for a new build.

    Doesn't light any fires when you're asking $2,450 shipped.

    General rule of thumb pricing use stuff is 50%. Market size, conditions influence whether that's applicable, besides relative availability of what's being offered.

    Good luck with your pursuit.
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  8. Evan

    Evan Gold $$ Contributor

    Mar 1, 2010
    Looking at your ad, I have no clue what is actually for sale. I'd spend a few minutes and clean up the ad so that it is in an aesthetically pleasing list of the items included in the sale.

    What trigger does it have?
    What is the length of the barrel(s)?
    Why does the PRT stock have 700rnds?
    50 pieces of formed brass for which barrel?
    What does the other side of the gun look like?
    What does the bolt face look like? Any burns or other signs of pierced primers or similar mishap?
    Brightly lit pictures of that stock could help a lot. Kinda hard to tell what the colors look like with it in such dark shadows.

    It's just a difficult to decipher mess. Also I agree that you're asking too much; guns are a rapidly depreciating asset, just like a car. To pick at some subtler details to help explain why I say you're asking too much:

    The BRA barrel, if it has 700 down to tube (not sure?), isn't worth much to anyone. I know the barrel has a lot more life than that but folks looking for a gun to compete with won't be able to just trust that it's only 700. Even if it is, for all they know prime accuracy has dropped off already and it's on the downhill. It's an unknown quantity and questionable for competing with.

    The 6XC barrel is a head scratcher. F-class isn't my world, but I haven't heard of the 6XC being used a whole lot there. Same story in the BR scene. So again, this isn't a ready to go package for someone looking to compete. Particularly given the design of the stock and the big straight tube barrel... what does the whole package, less the scope since you aren't selling it, weigh? What classes can it fit in?

    If this were a perfect setup for a particular class of competition, turn-key, the buyer could go compete successfully tomorrow, then it would sell more easily. As it is, it's just an expensive fun gun.
  9. Falfan2017

    Falfan2017 Silver $$ Contributor

    Apr 2, 2018
    1750 seems about right. Only stuff on here that moves at 2500 is the most expensive name brand actions like Bat or Borden, Barnard, panda with name brand stock.
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