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I've was fielding options for sourcing out a A4 clone to shoot in my club's Vintage Sniper matches. I too saw a few 03a3's up at S/O and both were decent but $1100 and $1200 ea. Too much for the current market IMO. By the time I spent the $1100, then spent another $680 to retrofit / bubba the M82 optics, now i'm into an 03A4 for upwards of $1800 and I would have major de-valued a potential 03a3 collectible. I was able to score a new Rock Ridge 03A4 clone for $1499. Very solid 2 moa shooter with my 168 gr handloads and my amateur marksmanship skills.
Good gosh Gertie.... and I can remember when a nice 03A3 was 125$ and I thought THAT was expensive.