Re: Traded the 500SW for this....
That one is a sweet shooter. It was averaging around 1.5 MOA on a 110 degree day without adjusting the BOSS or the scope or shooting off a decent solid rest. And we were using rem corelokt factory fodder..
I think ya did good worm..
The 500s aint sellin for what they used to and resale is even worse. The A bolt IIs in popular chamberings seem to go for about 750 average used, and Id consider yours barely used, add to that the scope (even the Tasco euroClass runs about 100 bucks used) and the mounts. Yours looked like Millett steel mounts and rings (about 45 bucks for the set). Not to mention your is chambered in any LR hunters dream caliber the 7mm-08 rem. Which is a ballistically superior upgrade to the .308 in that it is every bit as powerful and has a flatter trajectory than the .308 win with about the same amount of recoil. And were still not even counting the ammo, which is over 30 bucks a box now. and you can only seem to find 7-08 rem at big outlets like academy, bass pro and cabelas.
Plus this one, can easily drop deer out to 800 yds set up the way it is so long as you do your part. Id love to seesomeone drop a deer at 300 with a 500 smith.. Like you said, you had your fun with that mancannon, and I think you came out fantastic on the trade..
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