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Old 06-29-2021, 06:05 PM
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222 bdl to Ruger hornet



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I've got a like new old Remington 700 BDL 222 and I'm considering selling it and getting a Ruger 77-22 in 22 Hornet. It is an extra 222 and I just never shoot it.

I'm seeing prices on GB in excess of a grand. Seems like more than the Remington should be, but this one is nearly new. What should I be asking?
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Old 06-29-2021, 06:33 PM
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If it's a like new Rem 700 BDL 222 I don't know that a grand is out of the question. Unless you're in a big hurry to sell it if it doesn't sell at your starting price you can always lower it.

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around why you want to get rid of a classic like a Rem 700 BDL chambered in 222 to buy a Ruger 77.
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Old 06-29-2021, 08:12 PM
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I have 2 of them. I've had the first one since the early 60s, pretty worn and showing a lot of field miles but still puts them in quarter anytime with hunting loads. Second one bought about 15 yrs ago on a whim. Just don't shoot it. I would shoot a hornet at mid range sage rats. That I really like removable magazines like the Ruger has.
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Old 06-29-2021, 08:20 PM
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Keep the gun. Sold mine cause I had a 788 that shot fractionally better and was ugly so I didn't feel bad about scuffing it up.

Those BDLs were very pretty and shot great. Stoopidest thing ever me selling it on, but I could never bring myself to putting that gun in harm's way.
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Old 06-29-2021, 08:39 PM
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There were a number of 77/22H's with very poor chamber reaming - seemed to be pretty common, and was at least part of the reason why their accuracy has never matched the other 77/ centerfires. Other very common reports are oversized chambers. I do have a 77/44Mag and it is extremely accurate, so I know what their potential is. But after all of what I've read about the Hornet version, I have no interest in that potential struggle.
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Old 06-30-2021, 12:05 AM
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I have 2 of them. I've had the first one since the early 60s, pretty worn and showing a lot of field miles but still puts them in quarter anytime with hunting loads. Second one bought about 15 yrs ago on a whim. Just don't shoot it. I would shoot a hornet at mid range sage rats. That I really like removable magazines like the Ruger has.
You can put a HS Precision detachable mag system in your Rem 700 BDL 222. I have one in my Rem 700 BDL 20-222 and it feeds butter smooth and is barely noticeable.
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Old 06-30-2021, 09:47 AM
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I will look into that magazine for my shooter. I'm still thinking the extra rifle will make room in the safe for something else?!?
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Old 07-01-2021, 07:51 AM
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Trust me,

the minute you hand that beautiful rifle to the new owner, you'll regret it!

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Old 07-01-2021, 08:41 AM
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I have shot that rifle exactly 3X. I have another one just like it. I think it'll make someone else happy!

I'm also getting old, actually I am old! Time flies and it's time to thin the herd. No one in my family has much interest.
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l wish l still had my 700BDL in 222, l think l bought mine in the late 60s, did a lot of chuck hunting with it, sold it for a 22-250 them 243 now I'm back down to 700SPS in 223 50yrs later.
There isn't an other rifle out there in a small caliber that l would trade that rifle for they were well made rifles.
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Old 07-01-2021, 09:02 AM
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I have shot that rifle exactly 3X. I have another one just like it. I think it'll make someone else happy!

I'm also getting old, actually I am old! Time flies and it's time to thin the herd. No one in my family has much interest.
ls it in the same caliber?
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Old 07-01-2021, 09:31 AM
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No one in my family has much interest.
For what it's worth, not only am I a big Rem 700 fan, especially an old school BDL Custom Deluxe in 222, but I'm also available for adoption. Just sayin.
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:00 AM
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Both rifles are 222. Bought the second one because the rifle was always in the wrong place. I live in the boonies. Shop and house are a short distance apart. When I'd see a coyote or other varmint, the rifle was in the other location. Solution: a 222 in each place! Thus
I have 2. I have other rifles now so 2 aren't really needed. Someone can appreciate this one.
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:32 AM
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Looks like this, almost twins, except for slightly shorter barrel. Old one looks like 1962 and newer one 1967.
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:34 AM
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