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Old April 4, 2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Let me hear your opinions on this trade

I have a person wanting to trade me his High Standard Flight King 20 gauge shotgun. It will accept 3" shells and has a fixed modified choke. The gun is in nice shape for its age (approx 35-40 years old I believe).

He would like 2k rounds of .22LR ammo for it. 1000 rounds of my CCI Mini Mag, 1 525 Blazer Bulk, and 1 500 box of Winchester Bulk. The price tags are still on my ammo from a few years back, I am into the ammo approx $130.

I want another 20 gauge and this looks to be a decent rifle. If I trade the ammo it will leave me with approx 2300 rounds of .22LR. Normally this would not concern me but in today's climate I don't know when/if I will be able to replace it. I could just sell the ammo and buy an NEF Pardner new from Wal-Mart would be the other option.

Trade, sell, or keep?
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Old April 4, 2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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Today, 2K rounds of .22LR are bringing $200+, which is about what the 40+ year-old Flite-King's worth.

It sounds like an even trade, IF you like the shotgun, AND can spare the ammo.

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Old April 4, 2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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I'd make the trade, but a shotgun is NOT a rifle, by definition. High Standard made some of the best pump shotguns and worst semi autos there ever were.
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Old April 6, 2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good trade to me.
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Old April 6, 2013, 02:40 PM   #5
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Ended up passing on the trade, while the High Standard looked to be a great gun , I ended up going with a newer 870 Express Magnum in 20 gauge.
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Old April 9, 2013, 08:24 AM   #6
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The OPs decision is made.
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