I'm interested in buying my first .243 from the keeper where I work. He bought it new approximately 18 years ago. I was hoping someone could give me an idea of a fair price to offer him so here is the spec:
1992/3 Tikka M558 Continental .243 (Heavy Barrel)
3.5-10 x 50 Leopold telescopic sights
The barrel has been fiberglass bedded
The trigger can be pushed forwards to activate a very fine setting, though I can't recall what the name of this is.
I'm told the bipod is worth around £100, would this be a Harris bipod?
Apparently he used it with no modifications from new and soon found favour with a different calibre for several years before having the .243 "accurised" and so it was laid up for several years before being used as a working tool for foxing and occasional stalking. Now he is looking to sell it in order to purchase a lighter weight stalking rifle as the estate has purchased a dedicated foxing rifle with night vision sights fitted. The bore has always been cleaned regularly and maticulously and I am assured that it still shoots like an arrow.
So thats the spec and the back story, if anyone can give me an idea of a price for this package that is fair to us both then I would be very grateful.