Remington 700 SF in 17 Rem. Fireball

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Remington 700 SF in 17 Rem. Fireball

I purchased a Remington 700 SF in 17 Rem. Fireball, it was the special engraved edition for 2007.  The 17 Rem. Fireball is engraved in the floorplate.  At the Outdoorsman in Fargo, where I purchased the rifle, they say don't shoot it, because they are hard to find in this caliber and it will increase in value.  I asked at Scheel's and they said go ahead and shoot it, that the engraved editions aren't worth that much more.  My question is, should I put the 700 SF away as an investment and not shoot it, and buy the cheaper 700 SPS in this caliber for hunting?  Or should I just shoot the 700 SF?

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It's like de ja vu over again , again

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I accidently posted this to two different forums.  Didn't think it posted the first time.  SORRY.

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Are you ever planning on selling it?  I for the most part refuse to sell ANY rifles anymore.  Maybe to somebody I knew that really needed one or something but I'm personally done selling.

I can't have a rifle and not shoot it.  If you want to invest, invest in something else.  IMO

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I don't plan on selling the gun.  I would really like to shoot this round, and try it on coyotes.

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A .17 will bounce off yotes.   

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That thing is so fast, you'd never have to hold off the fur.  I say shoot it.

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I'd shoot it.

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a .17 doesn't bounce of yotes.  i've got a ruger .17 and i love it.  fun gun to shoot

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I love fur.

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guns4ever Said:
I love fur.

 Same here... but you don;t need a rifle to get it... Unless your in Botswana.
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I have a Limited SF .17 Fireball as well.  Haven't shot it yet, but plan on it soon.  It is a beautiful little rifle with remarkably nice walnut.  I swore several years ago that I'd never purchase another wooden stock - - but this one was just too pretty to pass up.  I didn't buy it as an investment, but would like to keep it pristine if possible,  Soooooo, meeting in the middle, I'm going to replace the engraved floor plate with a stock floor plate and drop the barreled action into a  HS Precision stock.  I'll be able to use it and still keeping it looking nice, realizing that collector's value is null and void, but I can still have a "Safe Queen" if I choose to.

Any advice on loads for prairie dogs and coyotes respectively?  What are some practical experience opinions out there?  THKS in advance!

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I know the 17 remington is not a one shot kill on song dogs. I have never looked at  a 17 fireball .If you  reload the neck seems to crush easier than other calibers. Hornady makes a good bullet for the 17
The 221 fireball is good I just remington would have something other than the single shot pistol.

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A few years back Remington chambered that particular year's rifle in .221 fireball.  From time to time (didn't see any this year) they've offered it in some model 700's.

Ref. .17 Fireballs, I've heard some good things about Berger bullets...  How about performance on fox?  Anyone with direct experience out there?

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Whoever told you that the custom stamping won't vary the value dramatically on the gun is correct. That model of gun (700) is a stamp part gun and will probably never have a huge value factor to it. As time goes on it will be inflation that will make the gun worth more than when you bought it, regardless of whether you shot it or not. Don't get me wrong, guns in better shape sell for more but if you take care of it, you can shoot it and it will still bring some value 20-30 years down the road.


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