Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Those simply looking for a place to make really bad jokes might be best served with our dead hooker disposal thread.
Don't complain to me if the place is too raucous for you. I don't own it and I'm pretty sure no one runs it. It's a libertarian gun nut sort of place and there's actually a bit of firearms industry representation.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
True story: I toured the Force Recon armory at Camp Los Flores on Pendleton around 2000. As a young grunt Corporal, I was in awe of the Barretts, 1911s, shelved MP5s (Force sucked and HK hated them). I looked at a pile of waiting-for-repair 1911s (literally a pile) in awe and said to the harried looking Force armorer "must be an armorer's dream."
His reply was "more like an armorer's nightmare."
So, ponder parts replacement on a hand fitted weapon in the field.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Some time ago, Savage announced it would be chambering the Model 10 Precision Carbine in 300 AAC Blackout. Since that time, we have tested many variants of this cartridge in various barrel lengths and rates of twist. This exhaustive testing left us quite unsatisfied with the accuracy we were able to get from the subsonic loads in this chambering. Accuracy with the lighter, faster loads in this caliber was actually quite good. But we believe the real value in this cartridge lies in the use of subsonic loads for suppressed rifles. Therefore we have decided to scrap the project.
It is our understanding that pushing these heavy, slow bullets presents challenges not found in typical loadings and that our experience is not unique. Subsequently, many in the industry have simply adopted a lower standard for accuracy for these subsonic loads. While this does seem reasonable and we don't criticize any in our industry that have taken this approach, it just won't work for Savage.
Our brand was built on accuracy and we are too protective of our reputation for building the most accurate factory rifles available. We would rather walk away from this opportunity than sell a product that requires an explanation.
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