I spun up to the Palmer Gun Show again this weekend. It was another glorious day with the mountains out and bright sunshine just like last year. Admission was down to $5 this year and it seemed like there were more exhibitors than last year.
Prices were also much more reasonable. I saw used guns going for new retail price or even under the retail price. I don't know why; maybe it is the recession digging into wallets, or the post-Obama craze dying down, or something. The best deals I saw out there this year were a bunch of Enfields in 303 for ~$200. I just got an Ishapore otherwise I would have been tempted. I also saw a left handed .375 H&H for ~$650 that was tempting given Heather's bear tag.
I did pick up a youth-sized cut down long-action stock for a Remington 700 with decent aftermarket recoil pad already installed. Heather is in the market for a 30-06 and it is nearly impossible to find factory stocks in that caliber with a youth size. She may not end up with a Remington 700 but if she does, with a little work to carve out a spot for the lefty bolt it'll be good to go.
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