View Full Version : Trying to get a feel for what it's worth

06-08-2008, 08:39 PM
I recently put my motorcycle up for sale and received and interesting trade proposition. I was offered two guns plus $200 cash. One of the guns is detailed below. I am just trying to get a feel for how much its worth.

Stolle Panda, RBLP polished action, 308 bolt face, Jewell 2 oz. trigger, with 4 barrels:
•LV Krieger 6BR-.135 w/ 700 rounds (6BR-.135 case about 0.1-0.2 grains smaller case capacity than 6PPC)
•LV Krieger 6BR-.135 w/ 1400 rounds
•LV Shilen 6PPC w/ 1600 rounds
•Heavy Bench PacNor 6BR, 1.25” straight tube, w/ 18 rounds (break-in only)

All barrels are 0.262” necks, 1-14 twist, and all short and full length 6BR barrels chambered with 6BR Lapua reamer. Also included is 3.0lb. removable buttstock weight for HB barrel, bringing total rifle weight up to 16.5 pounds. Rifle with LV barrels easily makes 10.5 lb. class with Leupold Competition scope. Custom reloading dies and brass included.

Any help will be appreciated.

06-08-2008, 08:56 PM
I'd say this rifle w/4 barrels is worth somewhere around $2100. Others may think it's worth more or less but a lot depends on whether or not you want it. Is it your plan to try to sell this rifle in order to recoup some of your motorcycle money? If so, I'd put less than this in the rifle simply because you're having to make two or more sales when you could just sell the motorcycle and get your money, theoretically. What's the other rifle? Does the competition scope come with the rifle? If so, add another $700 or so. There were several Leupold Competition scopes for sale at the Super Shoot for around that price......I saw one for less.

06-08-2008, 09:18 PM
I don't know if I would keep them or try to sell them. I've always wanted to get into competition shooting and this would be a good way to do so. However, I'm still in college and both time and money are short. But then again, I'm in for only a year more. This is all being factored in in the decision.

I guess what I'm looking for is if the guns come out to be worth 4k or so, I'll make the deal, if its above 3k, I have some thinking to do, anything less no way. I'm asking $3200 for the bike.

The other gun is a Colt Gold Cup National Match 1911 Series 80. I've been told to think around $900 for this. I've seen both guns and they look to be in great condition, but I am far from an expert.

Oh, and no optics came with the BR.

I should also add the BR comes with two gallon sized zip lock bags of brass and 2 Wilson Dies.

06-09-2008, 07:14 AM
You're a long way from $4,000 in value with those two guns you've described, especially if the money from the sale is to be used for your college.

Think of it this way: there are a lot more prospects for a motorcycle in this world than there are for used benchrest rifles. If you're on a tight budget right now and in the forseeable future then don't even think about shooting in registered benchrest competition. I cost me $800 in fuel just to go to the Super Shoot. No entry fees, food costs, no shooting expenses, etc. If benchrest shooting has a downside it's the fact that there is so much travel (expense) involved in attending matches.