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    $5800 .22LR Bench Rest Rifle...

    I was at my FFL's place last night and saw a $5800 custom .22LR bench rest rifle that was shipped to him for a customer. $5800 is a lot of money to put into a rifle that you cannot reload for. heck, $5800 is a lot of money for any rifle PERIOD! It looked nice but it didn't look $5800 nice. Some people are just swimming in cash I guess.

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    $580 would be a lot to spend on a 22LR rifle.... $5800 is just crazy!
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    What did the rifle look like??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    What did the rifle look like??

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    It had a standard palma style stock with a black laquer finish and full stainless works. Sheiln barrel and some sort of harmonic resonance dampening device on the end of the barrel. I can only guess that the scope it was supplied with was in the $2000 range. It also came shipped in a custom Pelican hard case with wheels and custom cut foam. It was pretty snazzy but nearly @ nearly $6k it should be.

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    Ouch!

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    And I thought I was being extravagant when I paid $400 for a 1948 Remington pump .22.....go figure.
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    $5,800 for a .22LR rifle...that is just plain crazy!!! I would buy so many different firearms for the money that dude spent for just one .22LR rifle. I would get a rifle in .338 Lapua, an AR-15, a Bennelli M4, a Barrett .50BMG sniper rifle, a Mossberg 590A1 shotgun, an AK-47 and a few pistols (Glock 19, HK45, 1911, etc.) and some revolvers (Ruger SP-101, .44 Magnum, etc.). Some people just have so much cash they don't know what to do with it. They should visit this forum and make some of our wishes come true instead. That would be nicer! ;)
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    I have seen more expensive 22lr for sale. Im just guessing but that rifle is probably capable of shooting sweet tarts at 100 yds and hitting them every time..or putting that bullet in the same hole every time at 100 yds. You pay that money for a rifle for one reason, it will shoot to the same point of impact every time. To do that you will also be weighing every round, measuring every round. Probably buying something like elay gold match ammo by the 25000 round lots. Some of these rifles are so consistent they actually run a loop of paper behind the target slowly just to verify the actual round count shot at the target.
    If you want to see lots of money spent, they have a class where the shooter doesnt even hold the rifle, its all remotely operated, electrically fired and any other wiz bang you can think of to shave a thousand of an inch off a grouping.
    So think of this 5800 dollar 22 no different then the custom rifles shot at camp perry for 1000 yd shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Some people equate expensive with the being the best but it ain't necessarily so.
    Have a friend who would think 5800 for a 22 is reasonable if it shot good. LOL
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    I paid 2500 for my sons first Anschutz, he was very serious about competition and I felt it was worth it. He learned well and today is a far better shot than I am.
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    I have a rifle worth 6K ................no wait. That's my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alachner View Post
    $5,800 for a .22LR rifle...that is just plain crazy!!! I would buy so many different firearms for the money that dude spent for just one .22LR rifle. I would get a rifle in .338 Lapua, an AR-15, a Bennelli M4, a Barrett .50BMG sniper rifle, a Mossberg 590A1 shotgun, an AK-47 and a few pistols (Glock 19, HK45, 1911, etc.) and some revolvers (Ruger SP-101, .44 Magnum, etc.). Some people just have so much cash they don't know what to do with it. They should visit this forum and make some of our wishes come true instead. That would be nicer! ;)
    It would be worth every penny to me if it was really what i loved to shoot. I put $1,400 in a 40 X and am still thinking about a custom 22 built on a 700 remington action or simliar for $2,600. and im still keeping my 40 X,love to shoot it.

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    If your shooting competition then some people will pay to try to acquire whatever asset will give them a slight edge,as far as a 5800 22 for me,I would have to kill more rabbits and squirrels than I really want to clean to justify it,so I'll keep using my 10/22's
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    One pricey squirrel rifle. A while back I went to a gun show in Greenville, NC not finding anything I could not live without I decided to take a run by Doc’s Guns and look around. Wandering around perusing all the guns on display I stopped to look at the shotguns on display. One very nice side-by-side double barrel with exquisite engraving, inlays and beautiful stock caught my eye. After admiring it I made the mistake of looking at the price, $45,000, there should have been an oxygen cylinder nearby to allow customers to catch their breath. It was a Churchill, a brand I had never seen before so I just had to research it when I got home, that is one of their midrange priced offerings.

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