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I know guys on this forum have gotten some sweet deals the past couple of years on Savage bolt action rifles, so I thought this deal might be of interest. If you live near a Rural King store, you can click here and get a Mossberg ATR .30-06 for $219. It has to be ordered online and can be shipped either to an FFL or to a Rural King store. If shipped to the store and you pick it up, there is no additional FFL fee. There is, however, a $12.99 shipping fee to get it to the store. With tax and the shipping fee, my order came to $246.

So, is this a new .30-06 for $200? Not quite. But for $246 including the FFL transfer, I couldn't pass it up. Wish they'd offered the deal in a different caliber, but it appears the clearance price is only on the .30-06.

I didn't realize Mossberg had been making this rifle so long, but I found posts about the ATR going back to 2005 or 6. There were some initial problems with the firing pin, but apparently those have been resolved. Before ordering I should have checked Brownell's to see if replacement parts are available, but I didn't. Will do that and maybe update this post with what I discover.
 

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I get emails from RKGuns (Rural King) daily. They have had some good prices lately. I stop by the place after breakfast every Sunday and almost never leave empty-handed. I was surprised how good peach jalapeno jam is.

If Rural King doesn't have it, you don't need it.
 

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I get emails from RKGuns (Rural King) daily. They have had some good prices lately. I stop by the place after breakfast every Sunday and almost never leave empty-handed. I was surprised how good peach jalapeno jam is.

If Rural King doesn't have it, you don't need it.
Totally agree, Doug. Two or three years ago I went in to buy a 10/22 they had on sale and walked out with two of them. The model had a nylon stock, laser-equipped front barrel band, and the package came with a double-ended factory Ruger mag that was basically two 25-rounders bonded together. Got the whole schemolian for right around $200 each as I recall. Heck, the 50-round mag was selling for $40-$50 by itself.
 

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I have mounted scopes on an zeroed around 20 of them the past few years, all 270 or 30/06, and to my surprise, they all shot around a 1" to 1-1/2" group at 100 yds, not shabby at all, for a rifle that sold back then for $199 at Wal mart.
 

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Interesting this should come up today. Younger neighbor stopped by last night with one of those. Scope/poi problem. We eyeballed his bore w the Lyman.........chatter marks galore. Like they say "Just shoot it, don't look at it." If all you need is minute of deer/'lope/elk at under 3-400 yds ........it should carry that mail. Almost forgot - the stock is Tupperware - Light. Flimsy is being generous, the one he had.
 

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Mike, Sam said "Not too shabby". I didn't attempt to address what my neighbor said about the poi shifts.....equaling suitability, quality for $. 🙂
No precipitation on that float...... 😉
 

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PS. Ya fergot the drill rod in the JB. A 5/16 and a 3/8 pc, offset to
counteract the torque? Heh heh
 

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Not trying to rain on your parade Mike, I had had quiet a bit of success with rifles with Tupperware stocks, I have a 1991 Savage 22-250 that all I did was sand the barrel channel out where the barrel was floated, tune the trigger and it has been a consistent half MOA shooter for years. The barrel on the later Mossbergs may be rougher, due to making more, I could not see anything wrong with the older ones. I have helped several guys sand their barrel channels out with dowel rod and some coarse sand paper, put a dab of bedding around the front of the receiver, from the front of the mag well to the end of the chamber in the barrel. I have also taken a section cut off a broken carbon arrow and inlet it in the forearm, glass bedded it in like Tom said due with a 3/8 all thread, seems to work well and keeps weight down. Most of those I ended up doing for free, for kids whose first rifle was a Mossy 30/06 or .270. My wife teaches and drives a bus, and all the kids know she hunts and I do gunsmithing, so they are always asking her if I can help them, which I always do free of charge, you will never go wrong helping a kid out!
 

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Not trying to rain on your parade Mike, I had had quiet a bit of success with rifles with Tupperware stocks, I have a 1991 Savage 22-250 that all I did was sand the barrel channel out where the barrel was floated, tune the trigger and it has been a consistent half MOA shooter for years. The barrel on the later Mossbergs may be rougher, due to making more, I could not see anything wrong with the older ones. I have helped several guys sand their barrel channels out with dowel rod and some coarse sand paper, put a dab of bedding around the front of the receiver, from the front of the mag well to the end of the chamber in the barrel. I have also taken a section cut off a broken carbon arrow and inlet it in the forearm, glass bedded it in like Tom said due with a 3/8 all thread, seems to work well and keeps weight down. Most of those I ended up doing for free, for kids whose first rifle was a Mossy 30/06 or .270. My wife teaches and drives a bus, and all the kids know she hunts and I do gunsmithing, so they are always asking her if I can help them, which I always do free of charge, you will never go wrong helping a kid out!
I like the way you think, Sam, and especially the part about helping out kids. I needed a second .30-06 like I needed another hole in my head, but at that price I figured I'd buy the thing, grease it up real well and stick it back in a corner for some time when a new shooter (kid or adult) wanted a rifle and couldn't afford much.

As for raining on my parade, that has actually been a lot less severe than I expected with this post. My GoGo friends know I'm a confirmed tightwad, so I figured as soon as they saw the name Mossberg they'd dump on me real hard. You just have to grin and roll with those punches, see 'em as little love taps. Ha!

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