This was posted 4 months 3 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired Ruger American Rimfire $449 - Ruger American Predator Centerfire $615 @ Cleaver Firearms (QLD)

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Cleaver Firearms are clearing out some of the last gen American rifles at pretty good prices in a variety of calibers. Basic, but a solid, accurate bolt action rifle. Does not include optics.

The gunsite scout in .223 is also $995 which is over $800 off.

Obviously licenses required, check out your state's regulations before purchasing. Despite some opinions held by people on the other thread, these are less controversial sporting firearms and at bargain prices.

RUGER
AMERICAN RIMFIRE
BLUED FINISH
10 SHOT DETACHABLE MAGAZINE
OPEN SIGHTS
SYNTHETIC STOCK
AVAILABLE IN
22LR
22LR COMPACT
22WMR &
17HMR
NEW $449

RUGER
AMERICAN PREDATOR RIFLE
THREADED BARREL
OD GREEN SYNTHETIC STOCK
DETACHABLE MAGAZINE
AVAILABLE IN
223REM 22" BARREL
6.5 CREEDMOOR 22" BARREL
308WIN 18" BARREL
NEW $615

Dealers Licence No: 50000073

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  • +10 votes

    I had a Rimfire once

  • +34 votes

    Glad we're getting more deals like this. We sure could use some more freedom and safety!

  • +4 votes

    Click & collect ?

  • +5 votes

    its a good deal, and based on the other thread i think less controversial. A bolt action .22 isn't exactly the weapon of choice for those with bad intentions….

    • +8 votes

      You seem to be implying that there's criminals out there that are going to go to a gun shop to buy a weapon they plan on using in a crime.

      Which is ridiculous.

      • +12 votes

        Yep, no-one has ever done that.

      • +2 votes

        That was the reasoning behind 90% of the negative comments on the previous gun thread… i figured i'd get in early since its clear a lot of those being critical have zero knowledge on the topic or understanding of how different guns serve different purposes.

        I'm pro gun control, but there's a big difference between a basic hunting bolt action rifle in your gun safe, compared to a handgun tucked into your pants. a lot seem to be missing that point.

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        No - just ordinary everydayday people who need a stockpile of arms so they can shoot the s**t out of everyone when armageddon comes!

      • -1 vote

        implying that there's criminals out there that are going to go to a gun shop

        Does the name "Martin Bryant" ring any bells? That's why we have .22 bolt-action instead of semi-autos now.

    • +2 votes

      Yes I agree, this is a great deal. However, it's cleavers who are selling them. I am so sick of going there are the goods aren't in stock. I now ring, then go, get what is in stock (no backorders thanks cleavers) pay with cash and leave asap.
      To their absolute credit, cleavers are generally very good on price. I has spent heaps of my hard earned cash in this place. I detest the gross rip-off that most gun shops are asking for firearms and ammo.

      • +1 vote

        Yes the backorders are a mess - they often actually have it but cant be bothered checking properly and you pay for multiple posts

        i use them very sparingly

  • +3 votes

    Yeah, goes well with Make America Great Again slogan !

  • +1 vote

    I got a gun licence once. I thought a bit of target shooting down at the local(kinda) club might be fun. Until I went there for the first time and discovered what a bunch of retards I'd be mixing it with on a regular basis. I was outta there like a bullet (hur hur). It makes the dole que look like a MENSA convention.

    • +14 votes

      You went to the wrong club mate. Often these guys are engineers, gunsmiths, inventors, imaginative people (and everything else). They are usually paranoid and have shares in tinfoil, but retards, hardly. Autistic maybe.

      Actually, retarded maybe some of them. They tend to vote for the same party that shafted them on gun laws in the first place, and blame greenies, modern US context liberal lefties, and the left in general. Sadly, it was the right that screwed them.

      • +5 votes

        Vote shooters and fishers ;)

        My old club was full of oldies, who were mainly engineers. There were some younger guys who were there to look cool, but they were terrible shots. There were also a couple of cops, who gave us all terrible legal advice.

    • +3 votes

      I'm a licenced shooter. Have had nothing but good interactions with great people.

      Except at St Mary's which is staffed by assholes.

    •  

      My limited experience indicates to me that they are normal people who are old fashioned and disorganised. Unable to run a club or attract members through their own marketing incompetence. They were spectacularly normal.

  • +5 votes

    Would be cool if at least BB air guns where made legal…The endless hours of fun target practice at the Garage I had at my cousins in USA!

    •  

      Like an air rifle? They are legal

    • +4 votes

      I am so glad they are restricted. Kids are idiots. My pre-pubescent friends and I used to play cowboys and Indians with slug guns. It was just lucky we were miserable shots and the springs in them were f*****d. I did do an experiment with with my little brother to see if gumboots were effective armour for air rifle slugs….FYI, they aren't. Like many men of my generation and upbringing I love shooting however I handed in my guns at the first buy-back and never renewed my membership to the SSAA or my local club. I have never found an opportunity to renew the hobby and am relieved to be away from the narrow world view and paranoia that infects some gun users. It really is a privilege not a right and anyone who truly needs firearms for sporting use or pest control etc. and are responsible have no problems getting a license and adequate equipment. Anyone who thinks guns are good for home/self-defense is uninformed on the frightening statistics that clearly indicate you will more likely cause the death/injury of yourself, your family or a neighbour/bystander than effectively use them in a defensive situation. Don't let a romanticised view (yes, they are very cool) of firearms blind you to the realities. Life is not a movie or video game.

      Having said all that there can be no objection to people posting firearm related bargains as they will be useful to some of the members. It's perfectly legal for licensed gun owners to buy equipment that meets their needs and license conditions.

  • +10 votes

    Maybe once, this is acceptable as a novelty
    (eg shotgun post). But it gets annoying after a while…

    #Make OzBargain great again.

    • +6 votes

      Bargain is a bargain

    • +4 votes

      Hashtags don't have 'spaces'.

      LearnToHashtag
      • +5 votes

        Your sentiment doesn't even have a octothorpe…

        Here —> #

        #LearnToHashtag

    • -7 votes

      Never seen firearms advertised here before, and today, so far, three ads for guns and ammo. Not a fan, and if this is the way the site is heading, adios amigos.

    • +6 votes

      What is your problem? A bargain is a bargain, regardless of your sensitivities. No one gives a stuff about your views on guns and gun ownership. Your view is about as relevant as an animal rights activist on a meat/steak bargain post. Keep it to yourself

      The only thing that could have been done better is combining bargains from this cleaver retailer into one post instead of posting separately.

    • +2 votes

      If you don't like guns, don't click on the link.

    • +1 vote

      I feel that way about many products. Still an Ozbargain.

  •  

    What would likely cost be to have one shipped to Sydney through dealer?

    • +3 votes

      In my experience, cleavers are expensive on freight. Especially ammo.
      On another point, cleavers hasn't the best reputation for service. Staff are incredibly busy and stressed. I only buy ammo off them and the odd bit of cleaning stuff. I live in Brisbane and I wouldn't like to buy a firearm off them.

    •  

      if your in Sydney check out these guys https://www.hpgs.com.au/ they are very competitive with pricing

      •  

        Abellas is their sister company which usually has similar deals and price matches HPGS (and vice versa)

        • +1 vote

          Only bother with Abelas if it's in stock though, have had some very poor experiences with ordering things that aren't in stock - even if they tell you it's in stock at HPGS and they can get it transferred to them next day it still takes them weeks, if it even shows up at all.
          I've had far better experiences (aside from the fact they're always flat out, but there's a reason for that) at Safari in Bexley.

    • +1 vote

      Abelas/HPGS have told me their end is around $100 for a transfer before, not including any postage/paperwork from the sending dealer. Safari are a bit cheaper at $50 including storage while waiting for a PTA for a local transfer, not sure on interstate.

  •  

    Lol, Im probably on enough lists as it is, im not clicking that link.

  • +2 votes

    Outrage!! MORAL PANIC!!

    Won't somebody think of the children?

    Guns are bad, mmmkay.

    A gun ate my baby.

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

    Shhhhh! I'm hunting wabbits.

  • +10 votes

    ITT: people who have no intention of buying a gun, don't have licenses, and don't know the law… but want to have an argument nonetheless ;)

  • +2 votes

    Good reviews and I nearly got the Ruger A but settled on the Weatherby vanguard S2 223 which was a bargain at $900 (2 years ago now) including redfield scope… and a pack of bullets. The accuracy guarantee is an interesting add-on as well. Haven't needed to use it yet .. the guarantee that is 😀

    •  

      I love the Weatherby Vanguard .223. Bought one years ago, floated the barrel, bedded the action, replaced the trigger spring. That sucker would group inside a five cent piece at 200 metres all day long with handloads. Cheap brass too, using NATO 5.56 mm surplus ammo and Winchester ball powder.

  • +8 votes

    I got a bit of rimfire after eating a bad curry once

  • +2 votes

    Awesome, more gun deals. I love guns, they make me feel strong and clever as opposed to real life, in which I am thick and weak.

    • +6 votes

      Awesome, I love anonymous internet forums, they make me feel strong and clever as opposed to real life, in which I am pasty and lacking social skills cos I live behind my mum's apron strings.

    • -2 votes

      Most likely you are thick and weak if you think owning a firearm is some sort of ego boost. You're of course a strong, smart independent man who's above handling guns.

      You probably spend your weekends getting blind drunk watching grown men run after a leather ball or something else equally brave and affirms your manhood to you and your peers.

    •  

      You're a tard. I consider gun ownership and hunting with guns or target practice to be the same as people who own bows and go bow hunting. It's an outdoor recreational activity, I really don't understand why people need to be so judgemental about it. Unless you're truly against the concept of hunting regardless of weapon choice…

    •  

      I'm in wholehearted agreement.

  • +1 vote

    The 22's are ridiculously low recoil and if you're getting into shooting, that's a good place to start.
    You could always go to the .308 if you're confident and have the money.

    • +4 votes

      Always start with a .22. Cheap and teaches technique. No point going to .308 straight away since it ups the chances of developing a flinch.

  •  

    Arguments about pro or against guns aside, what makes US lead so badly in fire arm related violence? Apparently there are countries with more guns per capita yet heard very rarely in that regards.

    • +4 votes

      Culture. And not to be racist, but its also largely due to its ethnic makeup.

      But mainly culture. And the lack of adequate publicly funded mental health facilities.

      • +1 vote

        Culture, lack of education and poverty.
        All of them tie together to make it a complex situation where people of colour are at the biggest disadvantage in America.

        • +2 votes

          people of colour are at the biggest disadvantage in America.

          Nonsense. They are given more breaks than anyone. Like indigenous people here. I lived there for six years, didn't just watch a Michael Moore mockumentary.

        • +2 votes

          @Gershom: too true, I've seen police "break" more coloured people than whites.

      • -1 vote

        But mainly culture.

        And when do you believe this "culture" developed?

        The 2nd Amendment passed in 1791 - how many of your "not to be racist/ethnics" (cough) were gun owners then?

        • +2 votes

          It's less to do with the 2nd amendment and more to do with the ethnic makeup. Like blitzfx says, it all ties in together.

    •  

      No, the US has almost twice as many guns per capita than the next one.

    • +1 vote

      I remember reading a GQ article "Inside the federal bureau of way too many guns" (Still available online. Google will guide you there) about ATF and tracing guns that were used in crimes. No one knows how many guns are in US, ATF is not allowed to use computers - all gun registrations are literally on paper… interesting read and their situation is one of the aspects or symptoms, I guess.

      • +4 votes

        Australia's "golden era" was post WW2, when there was massive gains in productivity, a booming global economy that would but whatever we had to sell at essentially whatever price we asked and, thanks to the war, mass production was getting underway.

        Consequently, employment was very close to 100% and everyone was well paid.

        In short, people had money and they were confident that their income would remain high and thus they also spent a lot. Which, obviously, further boosted the economy.

        People doing well generally commit less crime.

        The higher availability of guns had nothing to do with either the success of the economy or the lower crime rate.

        Having said that, I doubt your crime figures are factual anyway. Both in terms of then and now. A rudimentary review of http://crimestats.aic.gov.au/NHMP/1_trends/ shows that quite clearly.

        Anyway, I'm not personally rabidly anti-gun at all, but I am anti distortion of facts and recasting of history to suit personal agendas.

        For example, a better argument about gun safety would be the fact that Canada's gun ownership rates largely mirror those of the US, but their gun crime rate and homicide rates are substantially lower. This largely proves, statistically, that just having guns doesn't lead to gun deaths and that, in turn, means that the argument against all guns all the time because "more guns means more deaths" is invalid.

    •  

      That's a hotly debated (both seriously and hysterically) and researched/analysed (both seriously and hysterically) question.

      You aren't going to get a rigorous answer here.

  • -1 vote

    I'm….I mean, a friend of mine, who I met at Tinder, wanted to know if this is a suitable tool to use if she wishes to make a large sum of cash withdrawal from her local bank?

  • +1 vote

    are we preparing for zombie invasion? lol

  • +4 votes

    While I'm not a fan of Ruger rifles, this is a damn good price for anyone wanting to enter the sport. I'd say start with iron sights and then upgrade to a scope later on. Irons are good for learning.

    If you do the occasional rabbit/fox hunting, try out the .17HMR. The Americans LOOOOVE this round for hunting prarie dogs. Shoots real flat and real fast.

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