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  • Dingo

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    I have an Armalite in 7.62, and a Ruger gunsite scout in 308. Neither have been fired.
    I am thinning the safe queens and curious to hear from those that have either gun, and what they like/dislike.
    Thanks
     

    V-Tach

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    Why would you sell either? Two different critters, both desirable.....

    I use an AR10 for distance and the Scout for shorter ranges........

    Ammo commonality is a plus..........

    I own several NIB firearms that have never been shot other than at the factory.........they're called..........investments..........
     

    GasGuzzler

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    An investment is worthless until sold or traded.

    I have neither of those so if I were to be presented with the choice, I would want the scout. Mostly because I don't have something similar. I do however have a .30 caliber semi on a different platform so to me, the AR10 would be redundant.

    I would not shoot either until I sold one but I sure would after. If not, sell them both.
     

    toddnjoyce

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    What I like about any AR is modularity / flexibility. You’re an upper swap away from a totally different gun.

    The Scout, to me, is more of a truck gun; it has a soul that no AR ever will.

    I’m nit a seller, but if you’re thinning out the safe and neither has been shot, the real question is why not sell both.

    ETA: I don’t consider either of those rifles as investment grade firearms. Yes, they are assets, no they weren’t designed with the intent to appreciate.
     

    oldag

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    ETA: I don’t consider either of those rifles as investment grade firearms. Yes, they are assets, no they weren’t designed with the intent to appreciate.
    Well, the Ruger AR556 would not be considered investment grade. But had I bought a couple at $490 when I considered it, I could have sold them a year later for $1000. Not a bad investment.

    But I waited too long to see if they would go down a bit more...
     

    Dingo

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    Any gun I buy is considered an investment, but I understand that they are collector grade items. I do feel that at any given time certain political climates make them worth a lot more than I paid.
    i had purchased way more than I, or my family would ever need, as many of us have, and I know my girls would sell the bulk of them, and probably not at the guns true value. I have decided purge most of what I have. Some are easy to let go, but others remind me of why I bought them, and so I dream of putting them to work.
    Thanks for all your input
     
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