In light of price gouging by some local dealers on the 17 hmr guns, I am curious what you guys paid for your 452's. The local guy has a 452 american in 17 for $369 and a heavy barreled one for $399. Doesn't this gun cost $200 in 22lr?
I paid $289 ($309 with tax) for my .22lr American about two weeks ago. The .22lr Specials go for $200, or so, but that's because of the beech stock. Add a walnut stock, i.e. buy the Lux, and you are back at ~$300.
I paid $219 for my special today. This price seems to be a bit high, but there are not many of these guns in my area and I thought I would support the local gun shop. Even if this price is a little high, it still seems like a bargain to me.
I paid 330.00 (tax included)each for two Americans, a .22 LR and a .22 mag. I actually would have paid more for the Magnum because of the fiddleback wood--it's gorgeous, being a wood guy I figured the stock was worth 300.00!!! The magnum was priced 459.00--I haggled a bit and got it at a better price. I feel like they are the best deals I've bought in rifles in a long time--amazing quality and accuracy--the way a rifle should be. Oh well, enough with the commercial--330.00 each including tax. And, well worth it.