Today at the gun show I found one of my old rifles. I had bought it 15 years ago at a large gunshow in birch Run, Mi, used it for several years for coyote/fox back home and brought it up to alaska with me 6 years ago. Two years ago I sold it when I had hit a rough patch. I was walking along in the gun show today and what do I see, my rifle. Exactly the same as I had sold it. Same scope, mounts, everything. No new scratches, no rust, exactly the same. Needless to say I quickly moved the few items I had brought and picked bought it back.
It is a remington 600 Mohawk in 222 remington. When I originally bought it it had iron sights, which I still have. I was just getting into predator calling and had been looking for a good predator rifle. I knew I had to buy it after I tried the trigger, very light and extremely crisp. AFter buying it I mounted a 3-9 redfield on it and got some reloading dies and supplies. I found a 40gr Vmax load that was just over 3100fps but regularly shot under 1/2 at 100 yards. I probably shot over 50 coyotes and fox with this combo until I moved to alaska. After I moved here I switched it to a 3-9 leupold compact scope and used it to shoot a few snowshoes but nothing else. So when times got tough it was one of the sacrificial lambs. I always regretted selling it.
I was really excited to get it back today and will load up some ammo for it this week, maybe go out and try to call something in next weekend. Its not every day that you get to buy back one of the guns you regretted selling. I hope everyone else had as good a time at the gunshow this weekend.