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LH KS 280 #14734720 04/01/20
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Curious to see how this one sells. IIRC, there was a LH 280 KS on GI a few weeks ago that sold same day / next day as posted...


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My LH KS 24" 280 had matte Blue, matte blue bolt and C prefix serial number?


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It’s an early one. BP stock.

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If it was a right hand I would have already bid on it.

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
It’s an early one. BP stock.


Jeweled bolt and gloss finish metal............damn sweet gun.

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Originally Posted by woods_walker
If it was a right hand I would have already bid on it.


One was listed on Gunsinternational last week. Early BP stocked and minty, It was listed at $1200.


I choked and it was gone the next day.


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Are these rifles really that nice? What do you like about them?

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Custom shop rifle when Rem was putting out good products, barrel profile, the stock fit is great and LH in 280! New close to a grand or over in early 80,s. I sold my LH KS 280 Matte finish better shape for $1150 shipped Dec 2019.

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Unless the pictures make it look worse than it really is, I'm put off by the "excellent condition" description. I would say "very good condition for it's age" with some honest use, etc. None the less, I can remember looking at one of these new in the rack back in the late '80s and realize that rifle would have taken care of all my big game hunting and saved me a lot of money. Kind of a "Holy Grail" rifle for me but wouldn't bite at that price.
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Originally Posted by ejo
Are these rifles really that nice? What do you like about them?

Good overall balance, weight, ergos, accuracy. I have a matte blue version in .270 Win. It will become my only CF rifle in the near future...


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Thanks for the info guys. I will have to try one after I get done reducing my rifle collection smile. So far it's been, sell two, buy one so taking a little longer than it should.

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What do you gents think the VariX-III is worth?

All these talks of thinning the rifle herds bum me a little, as I get closer to ancient.

I have 5 sons....2 are full lefties. I only shoot left side.

Like picking teams at the playground, they can pick from the herd, one pick each round, til all gone (after I am).

They already have many of them.

They can thin if they’d like....as most wouldn’t be considered heirloom anyway.


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Since nobody else answered, I'll say $250-$300 for the glass.

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Originally Posted by Lawdwaz
Since nobody else answered, I'll say $250-$300 for the glass.
That's pretty generous. A comparable VX-3i can be had for around $375 new with the various sales and discounts floating around, a good used VX-3 will go for roughly $325, and a VX-III will fetch just under $300. A specialty reticle (target dot, CPC, B&C, mildot, etc.) will push the price up a little. This scope with its obvious wear and Leupold's attitude towards obsolescence and refusal to upgrade them I would only value at $200. Even then I wouldn't be particularly interested in that as part of the package.


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Montana uses Ruger actions.
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Originally Posted by Jackie_Treehorn
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Since nobody else answered, I'll say $250-$300 for the glass.
That's pretty generous. A comparable VX-3i can be had for around $375 new with the various sales and discounts floating around, a good used VX-3 will go for roughly $325, and a VX-III will fetch just under $300. A specialty reticle (target dot, CPC, B&C, mildot, etc.) will push the price up a little. This scope with its obvious wear and Leupold's attitude towards obsolescence and refusal to upgrade them I would only value at $200. Even then I wouldn't be particularly interested in that as part of the package.


I guess you should have answered prior to me? smile


Show me some $200 2.5x8 Leupold glass..........

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Originally Posted by Lawdwaz
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Since nobody else answered, I'll say $250-$300 for the glass.
That's pretty generous. A comparable VX-3i can be had for around $375 new with the various sales and discounts floating around, a good used VX-3 will go for roughly $325, and a VX-III will fetch just under $300. A specialty reticle (target dot, CPC, B&C, mildot, etc.) will push the price up a little. This scope with its obvious wear and Leupold's attitude towards obsolescence and refusal to upgrade them I would only value at $200. Even then I wouldn't be particularly interested in that as part of the package.
I guess you should have answered prior to me? smile


Show me some $200 2.5x8 Leupold glass..........
In a Vari-XIII? Look around. Auction site jackasses don't count. If you think a 17+ year-old-obviously-worn-scope-that-is-easily-OUTCLASSED-and-Leupold-says-they-won't-upgrade is "worth" $300, then get off your ass any pony up some cash, because talk is cheap. I just recently -- as in LESS THAN A MONTH AGO -- bought a new VX-3i 2.5x8 from Cameraland for the princely sum of $369.99 on sale and I've also bought a few VX-3 and VX-III 2.5x8s over the past 18 months for $250 to $300 that didn't look as tired as that dog, so why in the hell would I assign a value of $300 on that heap? The whole damned package is overdescribed and overpriced. As Big Stick would say, "congratulations?"


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Montana uses Ruger actions.
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Originally Posted by Jackie_Treehorn
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Originally Posted by Lawdwaz
Since nobody else answered, I'll say $250-$300 for the glass.
That's pretty generous. A comparable VX-3i can be had for around $375 new with the various sales and discounts floating around, a good used VX-3 will go for roughly $325, and a VX-III will fetch just under $300. A specialty reticle (target dot, CPC, B&C, mildot, etc.) will push the price up a little. This scope with its obvious wear and Leupold's attitude towards obsolescence and refusal to upgrade them I would only value at $200. Even then I wouldn't be particularly interested in that as part of the package.
I guess you should have answered prior to me? smile


Show me some $200 2.5x8 Leupold glass..........
In a Vari-XIII? Look around. Auction site jackasses don't count. If you think a 17+ year-old-obviously-worn-scope-that-is-easily-OUTCLASSED-and-Leupold-says-they-won't-upgrade is "worth" $300, then get off your ass any pony up some cash, because talk is cheap. I just recently -- as in LESS THAN A MONTH AGO -- bought a new VX-3i 2.5x8 from Cameraland for the princely sum of $369.99 on sale and I've also bought a few VX-3 and VX-III 2.5x8s over the past 18 months for $250 to $300 that didn't look as tired as that dog, so why in the hell would I assign a value of $300 on that heap? The whole damned package is overdescribed and overpriced. As Big Stick would say, "congratulations?"


I must have missed the second coming of Bricktop.....I'll watch for your posts, they are quite entertaining.

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Originally Posted by Lawdwaz
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Originally Posted by Lawdwaz
Since nobody else answered, I'll say $250-$300 for the glass.
That's pretty generous. A comparable VX-3i can be had for around $375 new with the various sales and discounts floating around, a good used VX-3 will go for roughly $325, and a VX-III will fetch just under $300. A specialty reticle (target dot, CPC, B&C, mildot, etc.) will push the price up a little. This scope with its obvious wear and Leupold's attitude towards obsolescence and refusal to upgrade them I would only value at $200. Even then I wouldn't be particularly interested in that as part of the package.
I guess you should have answered prior to me? smile


Show me some $200 2.5x8 Leupold glass..........
In a Vari-XIII? Look around. Auction site jackasses don't count. If you think a 17+ year-old-obviously-worn-scope-that-is-easily-OUTCLASSED-and-Leupold-says-they-won't-upgrade is "worth" $300, then get off your ass any pony up some cash, because talk is cheap. I just recently -- as in LESS THAN A MONTH AGO -- bought a new VX-3i 2.5x8 from Cameraland for the princely sum of $369.99 on sale and I've also bought a few VX-3 and VX-III 2.5x8s over the past 18 months for $250 to $300 that didn't look as tired as that dog, so why in the hell would I assign a value of $300 on that heap? The whole damned package is overdescribed and overpriced. As Big Stick would say, "congratulations?"
I must have missed the second coming of Bricktop.....I'll watch for your posts, they are quite entertaining.
What makes you think a Vari-XIII is worth 80% of a new VX-3i or nearly the same as a VX-III or VX-3? The scope has obvious wear (just like the rifle), has lower quality glass and components compared to the scopes that superseded it, and Leupold now says they'll no longer upgrade them to accept Alumina accessories. Its real value is around $200 by itself.


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Montana uses Ruger actions.
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Originally Posted by Jackie_Treehorn
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Originally Posted by Lawdwaz
Since nobody else answered, I'll say $250-$300 for the glass.
That's pretty generous. A comparable VX-3i can be had for around $375 new with the various sales and discounts floating around, a good used VX-3 will go for roughly $325, and a VX-III will fetch just under $300. A specialty reticle (target dot, CPC, B&C, mildot, etc.) will push the price up a little. This scope with its obvious wear and Leupold's attitude towards obsolescence and refusal to upgrade them I would only value at $200. Even then I wouldn't be particularly interested in that as part of the package.
I guess you should have answered prior to me? smile


Show me some $200 2.5x8 Leupold glass..........
In a Vari-XIII? Look around. Auction site jackasses don't count. If you think a 17+ year-old-obviously-worn-scope-that-is-easily-OUTCLASSED-and-Leupold-says-they-won't-upgrade is "worth" $300, then get off your ass any pony up some cash, because talk is cheap. I just recently -- as in LESS THAN A MONTH AGO -- bought a new VX-3i 2.5x8 from Cameraland for the princely sum of $369.99 on sale and I've also bought a few VX-3 and VX-III 2.5x8s over the past 18 months for $250 to $300 that didn't look as tired as that dog, so why in the hell would I assign a value of $300 on that heap? The whole damned package is overdescribed and overpriced. As Big Stick would say, "congratulations?"
I must have missed the second coming of Bricktop.....I'll watch for your posts, they are quite entertaining.
What makes you think a Vari-XIII is worth 80% of a new VX-3i or nearly the same as a VX-III or VX-3? The scope has obvious wear (just like the rifle), has lower quality glass and components compared to the scopes that superseded it, and Leupold now says they'll no longer upgrade them to accept Alumina accessories. Its real value is around $200 by itself.


You put a lot of effort into a $50 (low end of course) difference in opinions. LOL

It'll be interesting to see what the package sells for. A rifle and glass of that vintage should show some use, better to be used than a safe queen in my opinion.

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