Concidering the rifles he already has, I doubt the two grand means much. He's already got a double rifle in 9.3 x 74R, a rifle from Remington's custom shop and a mod 140 Merkel in 470 nitro, I suspect that is also a double rifle.
It is a double, put $2,000 means a lot to anybody, or so it should. As often as I trade rifles, what I spend is more of an investment. The more I spend the more I'll be able to trade for down the road. If I sold everything today, I wouldn't wind up even, but if I wait 10-15 years, I'll be sitting pretty. I have considered and am considering a cz. They are good rifles, but they require a lot of tinkering, rebedding, etc. The reason I metnioned mausers specifically was because I've found those specific rifles (i.e. they are available for purchase right now. Thanks for the input fellas.
Thanks to all for the input. Wound up buying a model 70 375H&H froma guy of AR that actualy lives in Austin here with me. Considering buying his other one in a 458 Lott, but with my 470, I don't now if I need it. However, that's never stopped me before.
Here's a pic of it and some others. 470 nitro merkel on top, then 416 remington custom shop, new mod 70 375 H&H, and my Ruger 338 win mag. Click on it for a better look. Thanks again guys,
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