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Of all places to find a deal

#1 Post by KYMjoeP » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:35 pm

I'm not used to finding really good prices at big box stores, so I was keeping my expectations low.

Cabela's is selling Anderson Manufacturing AR's for $399.99. Our cheapest local gun shop has the same rifle for $559.00. So, I was leary...but bought one anyway.

Pleasantly surprised. I mounted a Nikon P223 3x32 in high rings and then put the whole rig on top of two QD risers. I zero'd the scope at 50 yards with plain ole' Winchester USA 55 grn. FMJ. Then backed off a bit and tried it at 100 yards. By then I was getting snarky and only had 40 rounds left, so I patched up all the holes and backed off to the 400 yard line. I shot from the prone position using sandbags (I'm not the young studly Marine I once was :( ), and got the following result.
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Either the rifle, my old wobbly self, or both, are not up to consistently hitting that lil' square on the top at that distance...but we gave it a go anyway. :)

I'm not at all disappointed in my little $400 toy. And the sale is still on, if anyone else wants one.
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#2 Post by Hiker » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:00 pm

Did you purchase in-store, or is this online only?
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#3 Post by KYMjoeP » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:03 pm

Hiker wrote:Did you purchase in-store, or is this online only?
I purchased it in store in Bowling Green, KY. The chap there said he had 20 more.
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#4 Post by nigel » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:30 pm

Phew!!
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#5 Post by ErikO » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:45 pm

Anderson rifles are fine, is this one with the 'special coating' inside?
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#6 Post by KYMjoeP » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:51 pm

ErikO wrote:Anderson rifles are fine, is this one with the 'special coating' inside?
Na, it's one of the "plain Jane" one's, the one's that use oil like a '63 Dodge Dart. :lol:
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#7 Post by ErikO » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:50 pm

Still a good price. :)
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#8 Post by lurker » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:40 am

if i didn't already have an AR...
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#9 Post by sikacz » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:10 am

Cabela's sometimes has good pricing on used guns as well. One just has to look hard and be patient. Problem is in between looking you end up buying other stuff.
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#10 Post by shinzen » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:28 am

Hell of a price for an AR. You really can't go wrong there
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Re: Of all places to find a deal

#11 Post by Mason » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:41 am

I've built four sub $400 ARs with el cheapo Anderson lowers and PSA uppers since the Great Gun Salesman was replaced by the Great Pumpkin. They all function fine and are as accurate as any I used while enlisted.

If you've ever wanted an AR, now is the time.

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#12 Post by TheViking » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:48 am

My AR has Anderson lower, upper and BCG. 100% reliable.
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