I bet if you take $1000 cash, into the dealer and offer them the cash, most likely they'll take it. If they don't start to walk out and see what they do. This is for the synthetic model. This applies for smaller dealers who have what you want in stock. I've never been able to deal with the larger outfitters, Bass Pro, Cabelas. I have heard ****'s is willing to talk. Do a little wheel'n and deal'n. I think you can do better than MSRP. If they're not willing to work with you leave and try another place. Most of all be patient. Don't let them tell you they can't come down and don't rush into anything.
You can try either gunbroker.com
Watch the auctions for a while and see what they are going for. You might just end up finding you a deal.
Just my $.02.
Rest in peace my friend... Mocha- Jan 20th, 2001-Feb 1st, 2009.