Difference in custom guns....
Question for the hive....
Considering (maybe decided to get?) a custom or semi custom gun...maybe a matter of timing. But my question is how much you get on a $5k-$7k gun vs a $2k-$4k semi-custom or custom gun...somewhat of an arbitrary range, but comparing a handful of guns / smiths.
In the $2-$4k range is Cooper, which has a 1/2 MOA guarantee, as well as some other custom builders who are sponsors here.
In the $5k+ range are other sponsors whom I will not call by name, but well known, more 'name brand' smiths.
I can completely appreciate fine craftsmanship, but just wondering what sets those apart if they shoot in the 1/2 MOA range. If it is reputation/demand and/or craftsmanship, I am fine with that - not complaining at all. But wondering how much is actually a functional difference vs a demand/brand difference. Or it could be that as you get closer to diminishing returns, incremental improvements are expensive...ie 1/4 MOA vs 1/2 MOA difference is very tough and takes a lot of work and significantly more $$.
I am NOT knocking anyone...not asking anyone to bad mouth any high end smiths. Just trying to make an educated decision, knowing that quality costs money and can be appreciated, but needs to be balanced against functional difference and the incremental $.
Last edited by The Oregonian; 03-28-2013 at 11:34 PM.