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Old October 6, 2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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What would be you guy's opinion on the value of a Remington 700 stainless, 260 Remington caliber, synthetic stock with camo paint job, 95%?
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Old October 6, 2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Is is a Mountain Rifle? What's the barrel length? Details, details.
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Old October 6, 2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Details details .
you just want the value ?
What you can sell it for ?
How much a store/pawn shop will give you ?
I think all of these will have a different answer .
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Old October 7, 2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Just trying to establish a rough value for my friend's widow. She needs to sell it. I am not home right now, but I will get a barrel length later. How do I determine if it is a mountain rifle? Sorry guys, I'm a revolver man. Thanks for responding.
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Old October 7, 2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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I'm sorry to here about your friend .

I've done some quick research and the prices I get range from $650 to $1,100 the $650 would be a little low for a stainless . Need the model and a picture to give a good estimate . Also do you know what the gun was used for . Target , Hunting , Competition ? If it was used as a competition rifle it likely would have a few more bells and whistles . What is the exact scope on the rifle if any ?
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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The rifle only has Model 700 stamped on it. It has a 24" barrel. I have no clue how to determine twist rate. The scope is Bushnell, no model information on the scope. It is 4-12, and sits on Burris mounts. Back to the rifle, there is scrollwork at the receiver end. My buddy once told me he took out a bird in a tree with it at 150 yards (yes, he could shoot that well, so I believe it). The stock has a couple of scuff marks, but it is a painted synthetic unit, so that shouldn't mean much, I wouldn't think. Anyway, I will do another post with some pics, as soon as I remember how to do that. Shouldn't take too long, though.
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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If it's a 24" barrel, it's a regular 700. Around here, NRA good 700s go from 499-599; however, a 260 Mountain Rifle, NRA Excellent, went for 700. Since they don't make standard 700s in 260 anymore, I'd start at 600.
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:29 PM   #11
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double post - sorry
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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Sorry for the loss of your friend. The rifle is not a "Mountain Rifle" -- Remington Mountain Rifle synthetic stock had no checkering and (I believe) was Kevlar. This rifle looks like 700 BDL Stainless Synthetic with a spray painted standard synthetic stock and some nice engraving. Based on the cartridge (.260) my guess is that it was intended for coyote hunting/shooting. The scope is not particularly valuable. I'd guess the rifle at $750 to $800+.
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Yea $750 - $800 works for me . Not sure you will get that but the gun is worth it . Good luck
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Old October 9, 2012, 07:32 AM   #14
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The rifle only has Model 700 stamped on it. It has a 24" barrel. I have no clue how to determine twist rate.
As far as I know, all factory Reminton's in .260 were produced with a 1 in 9" twist.

As to being a "coyote" gun - far from it. The .260 is one of the most versitile calibers ever made. It is suitable for anything from predators all the way up to elk (elk within reason). For deer sized game it is ideal.
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Old October 9, 2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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Thanks to all of you for the input.
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(elk within reason)
I'm not sure what this means, but having hunted elk several times I would never agree that a .260 is appropriate for elk hunting. Elk are large, tough animals. They now tend to live in rough country with dense forests, high peaks, and deep canyons such those I experienced in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Scapegoat Wilderness. Shots may be from 20 yards up to anything the hunter will try, whether or not it is reasonable. Elk hunting can be very tough physically and mentally. And elk hunting can very expensive. If I didn't have larger calibers I would hunt elk with a .270. But I use a .300 Win. Mag. Why? Because I want to stop the elk before it runs off into the wilderness or canyons with a fatal wound. My biggest elk dropped within 25 yards of me. After gutting, we rode several miles back to camp. We returned the next day with mules to pack my elk back to camp. Of course a .243 or .260 can kill an elk but neither is a reasonable choice for a non-resident elk hunter paying big money for a wilderness hunt.
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Old October 10, 2012, 08:56 PM   #17
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A dealer will give you at most 50% of retail list

and not more than another $50 for the scope. A private buyer might go 3/4 of current retail, if he really wants it. However, 260 is an unusual caliber and that will hurt normal resale prices and the number of bidders, a lot.
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Old October 10, 2012, 10:04 PM   #18
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It is not a BDL. It has a detachable box magazine, DBM. Those are not that common. Which could actually hurt selling it. They didn't sell well and spare magazines are hard to find. But if you find the right guy who really wants that model, it will bring a little more. This is one of those times where you either sell it cheap to get rid of something most don't really want, or possibly wait a long time until that rare guy comes along willing to pay a pemium for a rare rifle.

A 260 is on the light side, but I'd elk hunt with it. It would be a darn near perfect deer round. It is about the same as the 6.5X55 which is a popular moose round in Europe. With todays modern bullets heavy, large caliber bullets are simply not nearly as important.

A comparable rifle new is around $650. I've found that used guns typically sell to individuals for somewhere between 50%-75% of what a new gun sells for. I'd guess it will bring $375-$500 depending on how bad someone wants the DBM. The painted stock hurts a little,but most would replace the stock with something better. I would use that as a bargaining chip to get it for under $400 if I were a buyer.
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Old October 13, 2012, 10:17 AM   #19
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If I were selling it, I would hold firm at 500. If I were buying I would strive to get it down to 375 or 400.
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