Remington Sportsman 78, 30-06

Discussion in 'Rifle Opinions' started by Hank, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Hank

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    A friend is moving and offering to sell me his 30-06 SPRG. Remington Sportsman 78 w/ Simmons 3 - 9 x 30 scope. The rifle is in very good condition, bore in great shape, and has been well-kept. I'd like to use it for deer, maybe varmit.

    Is this a good solid rifle? Any problems or drawbacks with this particular bolt-action model? What price range is a fair offer for this gun? Any help or advice would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. Papadoodles

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  3. Hank

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    Thank you for the info. Have you ever shot this rifle? Was wondering if it is a good all-around rifle and worth picking up. He will take $175 for the gun. I have not been able to find much on this model, other than it was built on the model 700 frame/barrel assembly, is that correct?
    Any info. would be of use. Thanks, Hank
     
  4. Papadoodles

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    If you have a need for a .30-06 then buy it. Remington has always put out a quality product.

    Seems to me to be a good deal if the rifle is in good shape and the bore is bright. A rifle with scope is hard to pass up for that money!

    The Model 78 was made between 1984 and 1988 - it is the "economy version" of the Model 700.
     
  5. Hank

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm looking forward to shooting this rifle. Hank.
     
  6. harold50

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    Your friend is treating you like a friend so long as the firearm is in good repair.

    Buy it and enjoy it - no you won't take it out to show the "beautiful" craftsmanship, but it will likely shoot as well as any other you could buy w/o a scope under $700-$800.

    Hard to beat an '06 for most anything bigger than a muskrat or smaller than a grizzly.

    Harold