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    low mileage guns for sale

    I often wonder what's up with a lot of guns that come up for sale that the owner says has only fired 15 to 20 rounds then they are up for sale

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    Change in circumstances maybe? Being fed a load of bullshit by a salesman and walking out with a gun completely unsuitable for its intended purpose would feature highly I imagine.
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    There are plenty of people who wouldn't get through a packet on ammo a year.
    Sight in 10rnds, annual hunting trip 2rnds, 3 years later your still looking at a only a packet worths of use.
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    Gun fiends buy shit, finger bang it for a while, see something else they want more and flick it to pay for other projects.
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    Only fired 25 rounds and further down it says comes with 1500 brass......



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    As long as firearms being sold on here are not sold because they are a lemon I don't ponder it too much.

    As Azumith says circumstances change for people.

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    I have pondered this many a time as well. I don't know about anybody else but whenever I buy a new gun the first trip I take to the range results in at least 100 rounds being fired down range. After that it's usually a good 20 or so (unless it's my SKS in which it's more like 80) if it's a big calibre, 200 or more if it's the .22. Granted I only go to the range about once every 2 months because it's a 40 minute drive there but even still. What's the point in having in there if you don't use it? Also if I haven't shot it in 6 months and I'm about to go on a hunt you bet your hiney I'm going to the range to check the zero and familarise myself with the thing again.

    Maybe I'm just odd like that though.
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    I'm with northudude on this, the number of guns 'only sighted in' or 'just 20 rounds', it's always good for a giggle to read.
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    I have a few guns I've put a handful of rounds through and never fired again.
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    Me to , didn't like them, sold.
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    I have a 2 year old shotgun, only fired 30 ................... slabs of ammo
    My 6.5 TCU has fired nearly 700 in just over or under 12 months.
    But my AR has not fired a shot in nearly 3 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    I'm with northudude on this, the number of guns 'only sighted in' or 'just 20 rounds', it's always good for a giggle to read.
    yes and they all shoot MOA, I often wonder if you put their owners on the spot if they actually could demonstrate that (and repeatedly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    I have a few guns I've put a handful of rounds through and never fired again.
    Exactly, the guns I like I shoot a shit ton through. The ones I don't I don't.
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    It could be a case like mine with my .284. Had it built up. Nice to shoot, Shoots inch groups at 200 yards, Pole axes animals. But after reading lots of Internet articles I ha convinced myself there is another gun that will be better. So I might put mine on trade me to fund another gun and mines probably fired less than 50 rounds.

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    Hell, I even have a rifle in my safe that's fired a total of three rounds and none by me.

 

 

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