Well for the price of a LR-1000 ($6500) i could buy
Savage Model 12 Bench Rest 6.5-284 Norma ($1300)
Remington Model 700 Sendero 7mm Ultra Mag ($1200)
Weatherby Mark V Fibermark 30-378 Wby Mag ($1300)
Remington Model 700P MLR 338 Lapua ($1300)
and still have $1400 left over to do any work that may need to be done to them and buy bullets, brass and any other needed supplies.
So if you want to spend $6500 on a gun then why not get 4 or 5 for the price of the one. At least thats what i would do.
I understand your point, but the BOTW rifle is a custom action, barrel, stock, trigger, etc.
I don't think it is fair to compare BOTW, Len's, Kirby's or any other custom gun builder to factory rigs. My 2 Cents
Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
The bare rifle is $4500 and the rifle with the Huskemaw scope mounted and leveled is $6500.
That's a good chunk more than I paid for my custom build pictured in my signature, including the Mark 4 and probably all of my reloading gear.
It seems like the LRH rifle is reared towards the people who want a turn key system and not have to work up loads and such.
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Custom built 7mm SAUM
Kirby built me an Edge on a 700LSS. Rifle($1750 total), scope ($1250 Leupold), reloading equipment (all) and components over the life of several barrels wouldn't come close to that amount of money. Even if I threw in my Savage 7mm Mag and all the fixins.
I too have a family and a budget. I can't just drop up-teen thousand dollars when I want. So I guess that makes me a little bias. I have to admit that I do try and buy the best I can afford and might drop what I consider big money on a rifle if so monitarily endowed...but then again, I don't think my name and endowed have ever been in the same sentence!
So let me see if I understand the situation properly
Every time someone recommends that a person buy a rifle from Len
are all going to come up on the thread and recommend against buying a rifle from Len simply because they personally cannot afford it.
Is that the situation?
Do you not understand that running this large of a forum costs money and despite your not paying for any of it yourself that someone has to pay for it. Where do you think the money to pay for the forum comes from.
I suggest you take a second and apologize for your thoughtlessness and lack of appreciation.
The other thing Len is doing, which is a great move in my mind, is keeping all these rifles on the shelf or available in 4 weeks. As we all know, getting a rifle of this quality generally involves a long wait. Both from the perspective of business\marketing and furthering our sport, it is a great idea.