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Old 12-01-2019, 02:42 PM
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What are people smoking? Is a Izhmash Biathlon-7-2-KO really worth an opening bid of $899.00 with a "Buy It Now" of $1199.00? I think I paid $250.00 or so about 5-6 years ago.
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:35 PM
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With all due respect, that was then, this is now...……….

If it sells, you'll find the seller's smoking a Cuban cigar...

There's an old axiom amongst sellers: "How can you get a good price if you don't ask for it ? "

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Old 12-01-2019, 04:02 PM
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With all due respect, that was then, this is now....

If it sells, you'll find the seller's smoking a Cuban cigar...

There's an old axiom amongst sellers: "How can you get a good price if you don't ask for it ? "

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Just trying to figure out if the value is because they are not imported anymore or if I was missing something in the accuracy department.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:19 PM
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IDK that, but do know the a fair price for something no longer available is what someone is willing to spend.

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Old 12-01-2019, 11:35 PM
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does it come with a bunch of mags?
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:54 AM
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does it come with a bunch of mags?
It is on Gunbroker.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:36 AM
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What are people smoking? Is a Izhmash Biathlon-7-2-KO really worth an opening bid of $899.00 with a "Buy It Now" of $1199.00? I think I paid $250.00 or so about 5-6 years ago.
usmc69--- I don't think you missed anything, its just that certain folks, if they WANT one bad enough, are going to pay whatever it takes to obtain one of these as they are no longer available. While I personally would NOT pay that amount for one of these, I certainly AM glad I picked up a couple while they were $399 (from CDNN?, I think) a few years back. I think that was the LAST batch of these rifles imported into the USA. I have to say that the accuracy of these rifles is amazing (at least the two that I have) and the 2-stage triggers can be adjusted to a very nice break. The rest of it, however, is very "utilitarian" and the stocks (Russian fence posts?) are not much to look at. Is one of these rifles, even if NIB worth $899?? I think not, but that's just me. The thing is, though, I like the 7-2's so much I doubt if I would sell mine, even FOR $899. Talk about being conflicted...
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:13 AM
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There is a small but growing group of biathletes in the U.S. and these 7-2 actions are a way to build a competitive rifle for a lot less $ than the German alternative. An Annie all set up to race is about $4,000 while thanks to folks like Lost-Nation R&D and Eastern Sierra Armory, someone with a little work can get a functional race-ready rifle for around $2,200 all in, that includes an 7-2 for $800, which is my ceiling for one of these just now. Lol, if anyone wants a "stock" stock, I have a few sitting around, these are useful to hold the action during shipping .

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There is a small but growing group of biathletes in the U.S. and these 7-2 actions are a way to build a competitive rifle for a lot less $ than the German alternative. An Annie all set up to race is about $4,000 while thanks to folks like Lost-Nation R&D and Eastern Sierra Armory, someone with a little work can get a functional race-ready rifle for around $2,200 all in, that includes an 7-2 for $800, which is my ceiling for one of these just now. Lol, if anyone wants a "stock" stock, I have a few sitting around, these are useful to hold the action during shipping .

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I know this thread it OLD but i sent you a Private Message regarding if you have anymore of these.

Or since I'm bumping a 2+ year old thread, if anyone has a Basic 7-2 factory stock they no longer need, I'm interested, please reach out via PM and we can discuss. Also on the lookout for any 5 round mags and a 7-4 bolt handle with the longer thumb pad.

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Old 05-03-2021, 12:42 PM
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In case you didn't know... BB magazine can easily be made from Marlin magazines

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Old 05-03-2021, 12:56 PM
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In case you didn't know... BB magazine can easily be made from Marlin magazines

I did not know this. I have been researching these 7-2 for a few days now and think I came across someone wrapping a Savage or Marlin mag in a water bottle and trying to thermomold a sleeve for it.

Looks like yours you just needed to bond a small pad to make it a bit wider? Is it then just a friction fit in the mag channel or did you slot the front to engage the mag release?
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I know this thread it OLD but i sent you a Private Message regarding if you have anymore of these.

Or since I'm bumping a 2+ year old thread, if anyone has a Basic 7-2 factory stock and wants to sell it, I'm interested. Also on the lookout for any 5 round mags and a 7-4 bolt handle with the longer thumb pad.
Welcome to Rimfire Central J!

A private message is definitely the way to go on a "wanted to buy" request. Or, once you have a little time and a few messages under your belt you'll be able to post a wanted to buy ad in our Trading Post.

Posting offers to buy or sell inside our forums is verboten and might get your post deleted. Just a heads up friend

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:00 PM
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Welcome to Rimfire Central J!

A private message is definitely the way to go on a "wanted to buy" request. Or, once you have a little time and a few messages under your belt you'll be able to post a wanted to buy ad in our Trading Post.

Posting offers to buy or sell inside our forums is verboten and might get your post deleted. Just a heads up friend

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Completely understand, thank you for the welcome and the heads up for dealing outside the classifieds section. I will edit that to make it more clear.

I have always used this forum for research on various guns, but always "lurked" and never made an account. I have a LOT of buy/sell feedback on other forums. I plan to be more active in here so I can properly access the classifieds and create my own buy / sell ads.

I scored a heck of a deal on a 7-2 basic on Friday and have been doing a ton of research on these little rifles. This sub forum has been a gold mine of information all the way back to 2005. I have been reading as much as I can to get familiar with what I just picked up.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:42 PM
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What are people smoking? Is a Izhmash Biathlon-7-2-KO really worth an opening bid of $899.00 with a "Buy It Now" of $1199.00? I think I paid $250.00 or so about 5-6 years ago.
Different time, different individuals.

I have the same reaction as you when I see people spending over $1,000 on a Garand or Enfield...
- I remember them being $200 or less rifles

Wish I could go back in time and buy a few mores.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:16 PM
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Mine shoots right up there with my high end longrange rimfire guns but is the perfect gun for PRS type matches.

When you can't get something any more and missed out on the good old days when they were cheap you have to pay to play.

Same thing with the old muscle cars when they were a dime a dozen.

Here's one of mine in it's new PRS action running thru a 10 round magazine. Waiting on the second ARS chassis to be finished hopefully before Christmas.

https://youtu.be/U7sfxyzl2dU

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