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May 1, 2020
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great gun.

They had a much better deal few months ago though.

I picked it up for 329.99 plus a $50 USD mail in rebate from Savage.
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dood604 wrote: great gun.

They had a much better deal few months ago though.

I picked it up for 329.99 plus a $50 USD mail in rebate from Savage.
Was that deal posted on RFD?
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Dec 20, 2004
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Vancouveresque
How do they get away with selling a 25 round mag, anyways? Is it just bolted at 10 or something?
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GeeCee wrote: How do they get away with selling a 25 round mag, anyways? Is it just bolted at 10 or something?
Rimfire doesn't have mag limits (except for 10/22s because of a BS RCMP interpretation of the law). You can have 100 round drums if you want. The mag limit only applies to center-fire semi-auto rifles.
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Darn, I wish I got this instead of my Marlin 795. Would've been a perfect intro set.

Thanks for posting!
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Hamilton, ON
So for a complete beginner to firearms (aside from pellet guns which don't count), what do I have to do to be able to walk in and buy a gun like this? I assume there's a course to take and licensing. What kind of costs can I expect, and at the end of it all, where can I even use my new gun?
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GroverTime wrote: So for a complete beginner to firearms (aside from pellet guns which don't count), what do I have to do to be able to walk in and buy a gun like this? I assume there's a course to take and licensing. What kind of costs can I expect, and at the end of it all, where can I even use my new gun?
You need a PAL and this is a non restricted firearm so crown land, gun ranges, buddy’s farmland etc.
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GroverTime wrote: So for a complete beginner to firearms (aside from pellet guns which don't count), what do I have to do to be able to walk in and buy a gun like this? I assume there's a course to take and licensing. What kind of costs can I expect, and at the end of it all, where can I even use my new gun?
You need to take a firearms course then pass the test . Then apply for you license . When it gets approved you can buy a rifle . Usually a few months before you can actually buy one .
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GroverTime wrote: So for a complete beginner to firearms (aside from pellet guns which don't count), what do I have to do to be able to walk in and buy a gun like this? I assume there's a course to take and licensing. What kind of costs can I expect, and at the end of it all, where can I even use my new gun?
They are so backed up that you won't get licensed for a year
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Apr 21, 2012
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If I had a gun it would likely be this guy. I can't believe how cheap they are.
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GroverTime wrote: So for a complete beginner to firearms (aside from pellet guns which don't count), what do I have to do to be able to walk in and buy a gun like this? I assume there's a course to take and licensing. What kind of costs can I expect, and at the end of it all, where can I even use my new gun?
Here's the link to the RCMP's sit with all info and application details:
https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/licensing

First, there's a mandatory safety course, usually offered by a lot of ranges. For just PAL (non restricted) expect maybe $150ish, for PAL & RPAL (restricted) $300ish for a full weekend covering both usually. You only need the PAL for this firearm though.

The application, you need background checks, including some mental health history, references, and it was $80 around the time I did it (not too long ago) plus a passport photo. Check out the application on their site. Doesn't hurt to start going through it.

Expect the process to potentially take months, even more now.

Then like others said, you can use it at ranges and only when safe on certain private or designated property.

It can be a fairly expensive hobby, especially after you jump through all the hoops required for compliance. Safety courses, gun licenses, safe, trigger locks, hunting licenses (if you wanna actually hunt lol), projectiles, accessories, it all adds up pretty quick!

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