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#40 - 01/19/04 06:39 AM Going price for an XP??
Dan B.
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Last time I attended that gun show being discussed in another thread I ran across various center grip XP's. Most were in the $600 range...some with rings/base and some even with scopes (but not woth an extra $200). Then there was a .221 FB in the original stock with a Weaver base for $400. So that leads me to wonder, what is a fair XP price?? And what should I be aware of when looking for one?? After returning from this past weekend show my Dad mentioned that $400 XP was still there.
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#41 - 01/19/04 08:29 AM Re: Going price for an XP?? [Re: Dan B.]
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Dan,
$400 for a 221 Fireball XP is probably market price but my last 2 XP's were purchased for less. Although I didn't buy this actual XP a friend of mine did about 4 weeks ago. It was a stock 7mmBR, Weaver mount, with a red dot sight (Tasco or Aimpoint--Can't remember). Price paid was $425. Add the value of the dot sight and mount and you made a good purchase on a XP (for my purposes) that you do not have to open the bolt face to rebarrel or if you so choose you can use the Zytel stock if you did rebarrel (as long as you keep the same taper). So for my purposes I would rather pay $400 for a BR than I would a Fireball. It all depends on what you want. Since they have not been made for some time now, I wouldn't be surprised to see the price slowly go up.
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#42 - 01/19/04 09:19 AM Re: Going price for an XP?? [Re: Ernie]
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I just paid $450 for a .223 with very few rounds shot through it. No extras came with the gun. Figure to have it made to a switch-barrel with .223 and 17 Mach IV barrels.

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#43 - 01/19/04 09:30 AM Re: Going price for an XP?? [Re: Dan B.]
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Dan,

$400 is not unreasonable. I would offer $350 and see if the price is negotiable, but I would probably be willing to pay $400.

Since it is a 221, I assume that it is a center grip zytel stock. That would be a bonus for me since I prefer the center grip to the rear grip. I don't care for the Zytel, but I can always put another wood center grip stock on it.

Tillio can open that bolt face up for you and rebarrel it to just about any caliber you desire.
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#44 - 01/19/04 11:15 AM Re: Going price for an XP?? [Re: Stush]
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I know perfectly well what Tillio is capable of!! He's gotten quite a few of my dollars. ;-) The fella that has this XP has had it a couple shows now without it moving. I may look into some others at the show and see what kinda of optics they have. They also had better bases/rings which I am willing to pay for.

I really would rather have somthing with a bigger bolt face. A Contender can handle anything with the .221FB bolt face that I care to shoot.

Thanks for the info.
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#45 - 01/19/04 11:35 AM Re: Going price for an XP?? [Re: Dan B.]
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That Tillio is a trip. I was at his place about two weeks ago dropping off some guns that we reblued for him. He practically had me rolling on the floor laughing by the time I left.

Those gun show guys can be funny. I have seen some items at the gun shows for YEARS now with the same price on them. I often wonder is some of them sell anything. I once offered a guy $20 less than his asking price on an old 20 ga. Ithaca 37. He practically ripped my head off. You would have thought that I had insulted his mother. I saw the same gun there two years later on his table. I guess it was worth toting it back and for a few dozen times for $20??? If he hadn't torn in to me for trying to negotiate, I probably would have paid the asking price. Go figure.
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#46 - 01/19/04 05:16 PM Re: Going price for an XP?? [Re: Dan B.]
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Saw a XP in 7mm 08 at a local shop yesterday. It had a composite stock and a laminated thumbhole stock too. Asking price was $399.

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#47 - 01/19/04 05:53 PM Re: Going price for an XP?? [Re: Chief RID]
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Chief Rid,

If you're not interested in the 7-08 XP I may be, email me at TCContenderFan@aol.com with the shops name and tel. number.

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#48 - 01/20/04 04:26 AM Ike [Re: IKE]
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Ike. You got mail.

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#49 - 01/20/04 06:57 AM Re: Ike [Re: Chief RID]
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Thank you !
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