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#1 treffryraxter

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

A Remington nylon 66 for a .17hmr? +$? I have a nylon that I love to death and hate to part with but I don't really need it and I would really like a 17hmr but I don't have the cash for onr . I havebeen wrestling the question all night so I figure I'll look to the masses for an answer.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

Don't part with an old friend. Get a lemonaid stand running this weekend and buy a new 17hmr with the proceeds.
There are countless guys that are going to weigh in on the subject...."Guns I should not have sold" :two-cents:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:21 AM

I could never sell my Nylon 66. I've had it since I was 12 or 13 and it was my trapping rifle.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:31 AM

It really is a painful proposition. I guess I can wait but dangit its gonna be way too long till I can just buy one and I'm very impatient

Even my wife looked at me like I was crazy. "But that was your first gun and you love the thing."

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:59 AM

You may want to consider a .223 as opposed to a .17hmr as it would cover more animal species. A .17hmr can be a fun firearm but still has it's limitations.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

The Mossberg 817 goes on sale at Big5 all the time for about $169 I think. Shouldnt take long to save that up. I wouldnt sell something you already KNOW you will regret.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:06 AM

I agree with everyone,
Don't get rid of the nylon 66, It will be a good collector gun.
Also, like John said, consider a .223 cal
The 17hmr is a fun and accurate gun, but the .223 has a little more horse power.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:54 AM

Yea, you can get a 17 HMR pretty cheap that will shoot really well. Give up the Nylon though and it is gone forever.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

keep the 66 , depending on which style you have I have seen them go for $900.00 and up on gun broker.

as for the 817 I love mine but spend just a bit more for the wood stock and bull barrel . . . . . . .

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

Man, do NOT sell that nylon 66... You WILL regret it ! ! ! ! !

Years ago I sold a Ruger 10/22 that I bought at a young(er) age, probably over 40+ years ago when I bought it brand new for almost nothing. Hxxl, I don't even know WHY I sold it anymore, but I did & was one of, if not the DUMBEST moves I have made (out of many). lol

I mean, I also LOVE my 22 mag (just like a 17 hmr only different / lol), but would never sell it for another cal / rifle. I would just buy the other rifle/cal when the funds became available.

And like the others, buy a 223... It is a mandatory calilber for any varmint / predator hunter... or at least it would be if I were dictator! :D Oh, and there are lots of rifle brand choices for the 223... just as long as you get one with the words "Remington" on the barrel. Also mandatory if I were dictator... ok, well almost!

Don't mean to rain on your parade... er, then again, yes I did... But Good Luck anyhow on your next (223) purchase :good:

p.s... Jason said it best... Once the 66 is gone, it is gone forever... Man, that is such a true statement with many things in life... just some more so than others.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

My son and I have a deal,
We don't sell any guns,
but we will buy, or trade guns.
This is because, when I was younger,
I sold a bunch of guns, and to this day I regret selling them.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

I just pulled a for sale ad that I put up for a rifle after 1 day. Couldnt do it haha

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

I wouldn't. A nice 66 is worth almost twice what the average .17 bolt gun goes for. Eventually all things in the gun world come full circle and once you've had your fun with a .17 you'll move on to a .223, then a .22-250 and so on and so on until eventually you find that you need to buy another gun because stalking small game with a .22 is just as much fun as blasting them from far away with a bigger gun.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

I have to chime in with the rest on this one. Dont sell/trade it. In 6 monthes we would see a new post.. " I should never have gotton rid of the 66!" Look at the Marlins and other rifles, and save up a little. Good luck.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

Like I said on the other thread to Bennie, I do not know of anyone who has ever sold a gun and didn't regret it. And SJ's right, why a 17? You can shoot a .223 for the same price or less. Why pay 5x as much to shoot when you could just keep the .22 also?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

I'm gonna keep it and I have my eye on this savage 11 in .223 only 400$ with a scope that will work for now

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

I have an H&R in .223 and its scary accurate.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

Back at Christmas Turners had a Savage 93R17FV in .17 HMR on sale and I was really considering it. That is until I saw how long the line was at Turners. That and the price of the ammunition. I already have a bunch of bolt guns in .223 ....So I ordered a bunch of ammunition instead. Bottom Line, Keep the Nylon 66 to pass on to someone you love and go buy yourself a new Bolt Gun.Just my .02.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

Get a good bow. Hey some one have to be diferant. :crazy: :crazy: Keep the 22.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

Get a good bow. Hey some one have to be diferant. :crazy: :crazy:


You are surely, definitely different :bleh[1]: :roflmao3[1]: :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:49 PM

$900 for a Nylon 66? Holy shingles, Batman!!!! Guess I haven't been paying attention or i'd have $900 toward my next dream gun, which might be a 17 HMR of some type.




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