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What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

What kind of manufacturer 'promotion' or 'special offer' would it take to make you seriously think about buying a new rifle or shotgun this year? Free ammo, shooting accessories, a guided hunt, a shopping spree, interest free financing, a field test trial period, something nice for the wife... ???

We are the shooters. Brainstorm with me and let me know all your wild and crazy ideas. Think out of the box. Help me out here because I might actually be able to help turn some of these ideas into reality.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

I'm thinking of purchasing a Browning BLR in 300 win mag

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

(THIS IS JUST MY OPINION) If you have a good product thats priced right you dont need a promotion. Cant you see the government is trying that and they are failing and they dont even need to make a profit.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

Good product on sale for a great price. But a perk thrown in to grease the skids with the wife might help, too.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

Yup me too. An honest good quality rifle or shotgun at a fair and reasonble price is something that is quickly dissapearing from the gun world in this country. Though a couple gun makers can still deliver that. About the only thing on the list that would not interest me in amyway is the interest free financing. That only matters to me when buying a vehicle, and have had such deals before. When I buy a guns I pay for them in full with cash up front. I just don't believe in carrying any amount of debt for a firearm.

Right now the only thing that would trigger me to buy a new rifle or shotgun would be "want", not need since I have all the hardware I need. I would like to get another .22LR, either a rifle or pistol, just something extra to take to the range that won't make me go broke on ammo.

Overall I just wish companies would invest more time and money in producing a high quality product. Seems the trend with a lots of products anymore is for a company to invest more money and effort in marketing and freebies rather than quality.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

Welcome to BGH forum!!

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

a promotianl deal on good optics would help a lot, and not bushnell, they have great service there, but i'm not a fan of their scopes. i'm thinking like nikon or leupold. a 2-$300 scope, not too fancy! but if we could get a package deal for aroun $650, i think a lot more rifles would sell.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

If its a 380acp handgun, it would be great if it came with a free box of ammo at the time of purchase. If you don't get this, ask anybody who has bought a 380 in the last 14months.

Manufacture rebates tend to drive sales pretty good, especially if they come in the 5-10% of purchase price range.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?

For me - a lottery win. I don't need a new rifle - I bought the one I wanted and am happy with it. If I had unlimited funds, yes I'd buy a couple more, but if I had unlimited funds I wouldn't care about a dealer promotion.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?
saskie wrote:
For me - a lottery win. I don't need a new rifle - I bought the one I wanted and am happy with it. If I had unlimited funds, yes I'd buy a couple more, but if I had unlimited funds I wouldn't care about a dealer promotion.

Welcome to BGH!

That's about the same way for me. One thing that would turn me on though is the return of cartridges like the 250-3000. Seem's to me that the onky thing makers are willing to produce are faster and faster magnums! I don't like magnums! When Ruger first brought back the 7x57, I got the first one that came into Kalipell, Mont. Lived in Lakeside at the time. I bought my Winchester Featherweight only because it was a 6.5x55.

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Re: What would make you to buy a new rifle or shotgun this year?
Don Fischer wrote:
saskie wrote:
For me - a lottery win. I don't need a new rifle - I bought the one I wanted and am happy with it. If I had unlimited funds, yes I'd buy a couple more, but if I had unlimited funds I wouldn't care about a dealer promotion.

Welcome to BGH!

That's about the same way for me. One thing that would turn me on though is the return of cartridges like the 250-3000. Seem's to me that the onky thing makers are willing to produce are faster and faster magnums! I don't like magnums! When Ruger first brought back the 7x57, I got the first one that came into Kalipell, Mont. Lived in Lakeside at the time. I bought my Winchester Featherweight only because it was a 6.5x55.

I completely agree Don. It seems like all the gun makers care about developing these days are the fat magnums or short fat magnums. I'm not a big fan of magnums when it comes to rifles. I think mags have their place in the hunting world, but for my biggame hunting needs I don't need them, and probably never will. I would like to see a revival and reserection of the good cartridges that have fallen out of vogue over the years. I took my first deer with a .250-3000 Savage and think it's still a good deer cartridge. I'd like to see more rifles being offered in 6mm Rem, it's a bit better than the .243 Win in my opinion. The only thing that has kept .308 Win in vogue is the fact that it's still being used by our military and many of the cool sniper rifles and squad automatic weapons are build around it. I'm certain that if the military had stopped using it after Vietnam few people in the shooting and hunting world would still be using it today. In fact it seems to be slowly fallen out of favor in the hunting relm, but still very popular with target and tactical shooters.

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