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    Gun City do it again!

    Looking for a Rem 700 take off barrel in .243, .260, 7mm08, 308, new or proven shooter, mate without much firearms knowledge went to Gun City without talking to anybody first, wanted a "big game all round" hunting rifle. Fuckstick sales guy talked him into 22-250, apparently shoots really flat forever and kills big game like lightning as far as you want......... No gunshop staff with any morals would have pointed him at that.

    I want to rebarrel him with something more appropriate, but funds are short so a take off it is, PM'd Tui_Man, seemed like a good bet, but no one home.

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    Pm sent as I'm after a 22-250
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    Why can't he just take it back and swap it for a decent calibre?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Why can't he just take it back and swap it for a decent calibre?
    Maaaaaybe the sales guy had that 22-250 and they'd been sitting on it for a while and OP's mate was prime to move it onto. Then there were high-fives all round once he'd paid and gone hahaha

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    I had the exact same thing happen to me in H & F Tauranga a few years ago. Difference is I didn't take the advice, but went elsewhere and got the cal I wanted
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    People have to understand that gun shop staff are just
    Sales man! They could be selling tomatoes in a supermarket!
    With the exemption of very few of course!
    BUT! If you know your shit, know what you want and what you want to do with the gun your buying,
    That won't happen to you!
    I mean, who wants a ALL ROUND big game rifle?
    What kind of BIG GAME are you going to hunt in NZ?
    Etc....
    Just my opinion.

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    @ANTSMAN and his giant killer rabbits

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    Quote Originally Posted by riflegus View Post
    People have to understand that gun shop staff are just
    Sales man! They could be selling tomatoes in a supermarket!
    With the exemption of very few of course!
    BUT! If you know your shit, know what you want and what you want to do with the gun your buying,
    That won't happen to you!
    I mean, who wants a ALL ROUND big game rifle?
    What kind of BIG GAME are you going to hunt in NZ?
    Etc....
    Just my opinion.
    As a newby to hunting, I went to a Hunting store to seek advice on a Hunting rifle, assuming that the people selling Hunting rifles knew a bit about hunting.
    not too much to ask in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    @ANTSMAN and his giant killer rabbits
    Hey, don't knock the gaint rabbits, just ask @rambo-6mmrem he shot one on sunday
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    What's been sitting in the rack for a while is always the calibre you need, probably a switched on sales person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    Fuckstick sales guy talked him into 22-250, apparently shoots really flat forever and kills big game like lightning as far as you want
    If the sales guy actually said that or anything else just as misleading, your mate can take it back and get a refund under the CGA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    Hey, don't knock the gaint rabbits, just ask @rambo-6mmrem he shot one on sunday
    it looked bigger on 10x
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    Yeh i went to GC to look at the stainelss 4570 marlins. $2100 ...... what the fark. And as youtube told me the sights were all outta whack, flag that. Luckily for me i had done a lotta research and i knew more about what i was lookin at than the shop guy.
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    I do feel sorry for the guys getting lead astray by these hunting stores as they should be treating them better at least for the sake of the stores reputation but if you go into a store with no idea of what you want to buy and no idea about what you need can you really complain about them taking you for a ride... I mean shit you've basically just said sell me whatever you feel like I don't give a f###!!! I spent over a month looking at reviews, chatting to mates with firearms before getting my first gun... So it's kind funny seeing people buying the first dog turd put in front of them! But meh still pretty shit situation do feel for the guy!
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    What's wrong with 22-250? Big game hunting? Anywhere in the eye and it will work.

 

 

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