Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gun forum and industry drama for the day

  If you're feeling the itch for some good ol' fashioned gun industry drama, head on over to SnipersHide and read this thread.  Basically, a guy bought a rifle and put it away in his safe after having to replace a part on it when he received it and it didn't shoot well for him.  It sat in his safe for a while and then he got the long range itch again.  Didn't shoot well for him so he took it over to Marc Soulie of Spartan Rifles and Marc performed the fascinating video diagnosis you see below.  Marc fixed the rifle and made it a 1/2 MOA shooter but.....naturally, sent him a threatening legal letter and I believe one to the owner as well.

  The owner of SnipersHide (LowLight/Frank) saw the thread and promptly posted his response to a previous legal threat and......his own experience with a of a student's.

  You stay classy, stay classy.  Legal threats beat QC, anytime.


  1. This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are quite a few people out there who have been ripped off by David. He had one brief period when some ok rifles were made. This was when Matt Delura was working with him. They were still wildly over priced and with a 2 to 3 year wait time. This is not an exaggeration. If you were a gun writer you probably got a gun that was built especially for a glowing review.

    And then there's the lawyer saga. He has an attorney that sends lots of letters to anyone who chats about the awful rifles David turns out. For guys that have waited years for rifles that are stillyears away from delivery, if you ever actually get them at all, you now know where your money was spent. There are plenty of great builders out there with great reputations (Gradous, GAP, APA, Short Action Customs, Spartan, Accurate Ordnance, RW Snyder....).

    If you see David Rooney coming RUN in the other direction.

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