Right as you are probably now aware i am after my first stalking rifle and i have been put in touch with this dealer by the person i booked the stalking through as he has a good stock of left handed rifles (including a .375 if only i had the money and use for one). He is coming to the CLA next month and said he will hold them for me until then. The two i have narrowed it down to with him are first of all:
243 Remington 700 BDL he tells me it is in very good condition and looks as if it has hardly been used and has an good bore and very nice trigger. He is asking £625 and it comes with 1inch leupold rings and is not screw cut. I think there should be some wiggle room in here and would i suppose look offering around £550 there or there abouts. Is this what the rifle is worth or am i judging it all wrong?
Next is a Sauer 200 in .270 asking £975 he says it has had more use than the Remington but has been well looked after with a good barrel and a very good trigger as you would expect on a Sauer. This is also not screw cut and comes with 1 inch Weaver rings. Now this is getting top end of what i would want to spend and to be honest i think a .270 is maybe not as appropriate a caliber for my dad to day use although i know the Sauer is a good make of rifle and something to be trusted. So what are your thoughts on this?
I like the idea of the 700 as Staffordshire synthetics do an off the rack so to speak left handed stock for the 700 and that would be good for use around the farm foxing and also i like the idea of one
So what are your lots thoughts on these two rifles. I have filled out the forms for .243 but could easily stick a .270 on as well i am just waiting on a couple of letters to confirm i have been stalking and booked more stalking and it will be off.