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This will be my first foray into four wheelers. Never owned one or even road one before.
Haven't bought one yet, but looking at a 2015 Sportsman Browning Special Edition. Waiting on the go ahead from private seller?
I want it mainly to set out 100 yd targets for my airgun shooting. I'm 62 yrs old and the right hip is bone on bone. Scheduled for total hip replacement in January. Thought this might help me save a few steps and who knows might decide to explore the timber lands behind my property.
Hope this isn't as addicting as airguns have been for me? This is the one I'm eyeballing at the moment.

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Should save me a few steps from the back porch. Shooting an FX Boss .30 cal pellet rifle at 100 yds. Can manage to get 5 shots grouped under an inch on a calm day.
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Thanks guys. Deal fell through on first 570. Waiting to hear back on a 2018 model 570 for $4200?
The timber company that owns a huge acreage tract behind me has just started thinning the harvest of pine timber. They cut a row/lane and leave 5 rows of trees standing between each lane. Should be some good riding back there once they finish the thinning process and deer season is over.

 

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Hot diggity. Just got up with the owner of MSC Powersports in Rocky Point about 8 miles from my place and he should be able to find me a nice used Sportsman 570 by the end of the year. Had a great conversation on the phone with him today.

Hoping to get this 2015 model 570 with 2834 miles on it for around $3500 if everything comes together.

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Wow, what a crazy world we live in. I've met so many people while trying to learn about these Polaris machines. Thanks goodness Chris from MSC Powersports is such a nice understanding guy.

I finally got a response from the seller of the 2018 Sportsman 570 via Craigslist just now and I know the guy, the whole family for that matter. I'm going to Carolina Beach tomorrow and giving him $4200 cash for this bad boy and it's only got 157 miles on it! I called Chis to let him know to not pursue the 2015 model and he said this 2018 model would probably sell for $6800 at a dealer because of the low miles? Can't wait.
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And best of all the wife is happy for me! She actually said I needed one and can't believe I've never owned one before? LOL
 

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Don't mean to rain on your parade there OP but the picture you posted of the display on that machine is showing that it has 157.2 HOURS on it... Not miles. That means it probably has somewhere around 1200 - 1500 miles on it depending on how its been used. I'd ask about service records and any repairs or problems its had before buying.
The display shows: "ENG 157.2" and in the lower right corner there is an hour glass symbol.
 

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Polman500, thank you so much for that observation. Shows you what I know huh? I usually have to learn everything the hard way. Thanks man. I'll let you know what I find.
 

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Polman, she's got 2304 miles on her. Hope to go get it and bring it home before dark.

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2300 miles still isn't too bad. I put over 1300 on my 850 in the first year.
 

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Nah, 2300 miles is not bad at all. That's an average of a little over 14.5 mph which means its likely spent a fair amount of time cruising back roads and gravel tracks. Most trail ridden machines will average somewhere around 10 mph. Farm and mud machines will usually be about 1/2 that.
 

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Thanks Stave and Polman, That's good to know. The guy I'm buying from used it to deer hunt etc.
Just got back from the credit union. Gonna head out to pick my buddy up and we should pick that bad boy up before dark thirty.
Appreciate the responses.
 

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Got her home. Looks like she was built in 12/18/17? I guess that qualifies for a 2018 model? I know my 2002 Ford Ranger was built in 2001.
Got a nice cover and a ball hitch with it as well. Gonna get it serviced soon.
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Looks good.
Next year's machines (be they Polaris, Chevrolet, Toyota or whatever) start coming off the assembly line in about July or August of THIS year. Next years new machines hit the showrooms around October or November of this year.
I think there's a couple of our forum members that bought new 2020 machines a couple of months ago.
 

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Yes, the new model year for wheeled vehicles (ATV and UTV) starts August 1st, just like cars and trucks. So an ATV built in December of 2019 would be a 2020 year model. This year we didn't start getting 2020 models until late August. I put together over 100 2019 SxS in July and August
 

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Thanks Polman and Stave, oh yes no doubt it's a 2018 model with that born on date. I just can't believe someone would have an ATV this expensive and not have the manuals and paperwork with it.
I trust the guy I bought it from even though I haven't seen him in 28 yrs since he was a 16 year old in karate class.
His dad was the sensei and he and his little brother were black belts from the time they were 10 yrs old. He could kick one of the water filled heavy bags harder than any adult in the class at just 16 yrs old. Just about make it fold in the middle.
It's been really great to reconnect with the family. Just crazy to reconnect on Craigslist though?
Now I gotta get him and his dad out here to shoot airguns with me.

The ol' Sportsman is gonna come in real handy for long range shooting. Won't have to wait so long to get my heart rate down since I don't have to walk out there.

 

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I like it OP. Wish I was a little closer to you. I used to come down to Western NC a couple times a year for 600 and 1k yard IBS matches with ole Shehane and the boys. Some of the best folks I've ever had the pleasure to meet.
 

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Polman, you're way ahead of my pay grade on the bench rest shooting then. I've never really scoped a rifle by myself until 2013 when I got into airguns. I've got custom .177 air rifle that I've shot a couple 250 rimfire BR cards at 25 meters on the bench here at the house. About 20 foot pound of energy.
My 100 yd air rifle is shooting .30 caliber pellets, 44.75 grains at 877 feet per second for about 76 ft pounds. I love airguns because they are so quiet and you don't have to wear ear protection and can carry on a conversation while shooting. Heck, the deer even come into my yard to eat while I'm shooting.
Rode the Sportsman down one of the fresh cut lanes today. Will try to upload video later.

Meanwhile here's some airgun porn! LOL
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Those are some nice shootin pieces right there! I guess I'll just leave my ole Red Rider at home if I do come down lol. (y)
 
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