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Old 10-12-2018, 07:21 AM
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I am all for this idea a worst, best and average looking pic would be amazing! if they get them in the N store I will take a drive.
Didn't you make the drive yet? A month ago it was posted they had over 50 Field Grade .308 Specials at the North Store to choose from. $400 cheaper than the IHC/WRA Specials.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:54 AM
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I think it strange that the SA or HRA special 308 is listed as a field grade but the WRA and IHC special 308 are not called field grade, even know they have the same exact description.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:42 AM
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I'm glad I got my SA Field Grade 308 a couple of months ago for $400 less.
It might be labeled field grade but it looks and shoots great.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:02 PM
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I look at a special as a "depot rebuilt" rifle. It's reasonable to expect the CMP to provide a reliable, accurate rifle that's essentially a new M1 built on an inspected, gauged receiver with no stress cracks or problems with the firing pin not being restrained when the bolt is out of battery. I would prefer no pitting, but it would be more cosmetic than anything.


I found a few pits on my .30-06 special and don't care a bit. It's my favorite rifle.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:51 AM
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In ten or fifteen years these will be collectibles, too. These days folks are snapping up the arsenal rebuilds from the 1960's that the old line purists had no interest in. Someday there will be collectors accumulating all the different varieties of CMP Specials. Pristine examples will be rare as most purchasing them want "shooter rifles". Remember where you heard it first!
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:25 AM
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Jailbirdwatcher, you will almost certainly be proven right. I'm a user, not a collector, but I am constantly amazed at what gets considered "collectable" and what collectors do.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:17 AM
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I looked at and agonized about buying one of these while at the GCA meeting. The IHCs looked better than the WRAs (metal finish) a little on the dark side) but both looked good. Just couldn't get up off of $1250 for one, when the FGs were only $850, $400 less.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:06 AM
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I looked at and agonized about buying one of these while at the GCA meeting. The IHCs looked better than the WRAs (metal finish) a little on the dark side) but both looked good. Just couldn't get up off of $1250 for one, when the FGs were only $850, $400 less.
It's easy to justify.

In a few weeks the $400 will be long gone spent on frivolous stuff like food and shelter. You'll have the rifle forever.

Just buy one.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:12 PM
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N8232J is correct. The rifles are really nice, and they shoot very well.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:44 PM
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I'll be interested to see what gets delivered to me in a few weeks. I went ahead and ordered one of the Winchester variants. I'll sell some of my other rifles to fund it. Am going to try and post pictures when it does arrive.
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