Well I learned something very important about my character today.
Once a Cheap@ss Polak, ALWAYS a Cheap@ss Polak!
I got to Bass Pro Shop yesterday and they had both, but they had raised the price on the Winchester to $47.99 while the Remington was still $44.99...guess which one I came home with?
I figured the same thing, I will need to take at LEAST 3-400 rounds loaded with me to South Dakota since I will have the only Swift there. I will buy Winchester later and compare.
I already have 20 rounds of Winchester once fired so I can compare a little too, but then again I found out the little bait and tackle shop that I checked in one of my deer this year has two boxes of Remington 50 grain PSP gathering dust on his shelf for $27.99 each, which is $35.99 at bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain.
The BAD thing is nobody has CCI or Federal Benchrest primers in stock in Large Rifle that I wanted to use, so I bought some Winchester LR primers just to start with.
Funny thing, my whole life raising kids and paying bills on my salary meant I had to pinch pennies in any of my hobbies, but now with both Kids grown and on their own AND my wife having a pretty decent job now I can afford a lot more, but I STILL just seem to hate to waste even a few bucks if I can save it.
But then I blew $35 on a half dozen cigars today so go figure!
I COULD have bought a box of Garcia and Vegas and saved about $30
Besides, at Gander Mountain this week they had the same 100 Remington Swift cases for $59.99!
How in the HECK do you justify a $15 difference? A few bucks I can see....