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Old March 11, 2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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* Should I sell my ruger 10/22? All advice and opinions are welcome : )

I purchased the basic ruger 10/22 in 2011.

I have never fired it and have come to realize that I want something different, maybe an ar or a pistol.

I never considered selling it because I hate taking a loss, but I thought that maybe with all of the recent gun and ammo shortages and gun hype etc, I may be able to sell it and break close to even?

So...

It is in new condition, never fired, only taken apart to clean and lube for storage.
If sold, it will come with everything pictured, case, ammo, etc.


-has their value recently increased, or is it the same?

- If I were to sell it, whats the most I could expect to get for it and everything included?

-If I can't get close to what I paid, I should probably just keep it.

Thoughts, opinions?

Thank you!!

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Old March 11, 2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Post it for sale for what you paid?
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Old March 11, 2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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i think you waited a bit too long to sell it, prices seems to be coming down.

But I would try to sell it for $300, just my opinion
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Old March 11, 2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Yes you probably will get more than you paid for it, but at the same time have you researched what an AR is selling for?
Keep it and save for what you want.
tnelson31 has the best idea.
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Old March 11, 2013, 05:58 PM   #5
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* Should I sell my ruger 10/22? All advice and opinions are welcome : )

Don't sell it, stick more money into it and make your own personalized fun gun, tacticool, varmint getter, zombie slaying, target punching beast.
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Old March 11, 2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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keep it . the 10/22 is one of the best semi 22s ever made and will last a life time . I dont see you getting 300 maybe 250 but thats what the picture is worth . I can get that set up at my LGS for 250 easy . the SS ones where just on sale for 199 at my LGS .
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Old March 11, 2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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Here in the midwest , $300 will almost get you a new breakdown model. I'd be surprised if you get $300. More like $200 I would think.
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Old March 11, 2013, 08:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tips guys.

I think i will try to atleast break even. If i can't, then I'll just keep it.

I don't mind waiting until the hysteria dies down to buy a new weapon after I sell this.
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Old March 11, 2013, 09:08 PM   #9
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i think the most obvious question is what what did you pay for it? then we can estimate hat kind of loss if any you would take

I know plenty of first time buyers that paid wwwwwaaaay to much for what they got.
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Old March 11, 2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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Keep it. If anything, .22LR is still a more economical alternative to .223, especially now. Use it to work on your mechanics until you have enough for the AR of your choice.
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Old March 11, 2013, 10:21 PM   #11
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Doesn't matter what he paid for it because price fluctuates depending on time and location it was bought.

I bought my 10/22 in Nov during Black Friday for $179; They cost $227 at Walmart, and normally $249 or more retail. Right now you can probably get $300 +/- for it.

If you really don't have a use for it, then sell it now and buy something else/save for later. The price will just come down when it becomes more available again. My suggestion is sell it and buy a shotgun instead; you can get a good shotgun for the same price and not have to worry about finding ammo.

just my 2c.
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Old March 12, 2013, 12:07 AM   #12
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If you didnt fire it what'd you buy it for? No offense but maybe shooting isnt your thing, or at least shooting at paper targets. you could try getting a shotgun and shooting some trap, i know a lot of people where rifle and pistol shooting doesnt hold their interest but they seem to love shooting those orange ufo's...
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Old March 12, 2013, 01:58 AM   #13
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They're only $199 at Bi-mart here in OreGun. I would never sell a 10/22. Mine are some of my favorite guns to shoot. Another plus is they are second only maybe to the AR for after market accessories. The skies the limit. It's arguably the best .22 ever made.

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Old March 12, 2013, 09:11 AM   #14
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Personally I would probably keep it but that is your decision. 10/22s are bringing a premium price right now in most places. Stock blued/wood carbines are going for $300 or so on average. If you decide to sell it, I would do it now while you will definitely not lose anything on it.
Here is just one example of many: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=332421719
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Old March 12, 2013, 11:26 AM   #15
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You can always do what I do, buy when the prices are high, then turn around and sell it for a huge lose. Which you will always regret, You will lose a lot of money, but you will make someone happy. Then a few years or months, you decided that you should not have sold it, and go out and purchase another one just like the one you sold.
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Old March 13, 2013, 06:41 AM   #16
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Do you have or plan to have Kids/Grand kids,Id keep it.
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:09 AM   #17
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My opinion is you should list it on whatever type of gun classified site you might have in your area at the price you wish to sell it. The online site I use it free. If no one calls or contacts you, you lose nothing.

My personal experience is....whenever I have had a doubt about whether I wanted to sell a gun or not I almost always ended up regretting selling that gun. But that is just my personal experience. I love my 10/22 and can't imagine selling it, it is too much cheap fun to get rid of.
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:37 AM   #18
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Selling Ruger 10 22

Sell it & buy a Marlin 60...lol Cliff
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Old March 13, 2013, 11:07 AM   #19
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Doesn't matter what he paid for it because price fluctuates depending on time and location it was bought.
of course it does look at his post

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I may be able to sell it and break close to even?
If he purchased it somewhere for a over MSRP price or something he is going to have a much hard time reaching the break even point then if he only paid 150 for it.

I'd buy it for 150 ftf I definitely wouldn't pay rugers MSRP for a 'used' gun.
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Old March 13, 2013, 12:50 PM   #20
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I just sold a similar 1022 for 325.00 on proxibid. Not bad for a 125.00 rifle. I wish I had a truck load of them!
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Old March 13, 2013, 08:10 PM   #21
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i just bought one for 230 at wal mart and would never dream of selling it. i can't give you an opinion because i can't begin to relate to owning a brand new 10/22 and not firing it for 2 years. i love mine. i just have a hard time deciding whether to bring it or my marlin model 60 when i go rabbit hunting. i love them both
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Old March 14, 2013, 04:22 AM   #22
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When I bought mine they were on sale for 83.50. My brother, buddy and I bought 3 consecuitivly numbered and still have them. they might have gone up since then.
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Old March 14, 2013, 12:12 PM   #23
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As others have stated, you have perhaps the best production .22LR semi-auto on the market. I would keep it in a heart beat and have, I've got four of the little buggers.
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Old March 14, 2013, 06:27 PM   #24
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keep it

I have owned one for about 25 years now. Put thousands of rounds through it. I would not sell it - kept it and shoot the heck out of it. They are fun reliable and accurate!
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Old March 16, 2013, 12:01 PM   #25
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I'd sell it if it's just taking up space and use it to buy something you'll shoot. But you'll probably end up regretting you sold it.
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