Originally Posted by buzzgun
Nope, I said: "if we are playing "mine is bigger than yours" based on price tags.......I've got "black rifles" that make your $3000 custom look like a WalMart Savage....."
I wasn't proving that I "spent waaayy too much for an AR".......(I wasn't referring to my ARs) I was making the point that some "black rifles" cost more than all the equipment you had on all three benches combined......
You can claim that you weren't looking down your nose at the black rifle guys, but your post suggests otherwise......when you mention your "thousands of dollars worth of equipment that I doubt they could pay for".......your words tell the tale.....
Have a nice day!
Do me a favor and send me some of what you are smoking----I have had them all AI AWM's, PSG1, SR90, Stoners (want to buy a SR25 RAS or SR15 RAS with a ATN Gen3+ weapon sight with Pelican case Mil-Spec tube or one with a USO SN4) every brand of the AR platform including Les and his excellent stuff. Hell if you think that they are that great send me a PM as I have a deal for you!!
The only rifles that have been able to shoot with my customs are other customs but then they are built to much tighter tolerances than the "black ops stuff" My AI AWM's in 338 are very impressive for what they are but you will not win any BR shooting contests with them.
Here we have one of the better known "black gun" ranges west of town about 70 miles called Tac Pro(Bill Davidson a great guy btw is the sole owner after his now ex moved back to England) and we go out there to shoot the 400 yard clay pigeon shoots. There are no backers or berms close enough to judge where your round hits so skill is paramount. I always get a kick out of pounding the "black gun or sniper" wannabe's some of which are my friends who compete in the tactical discipline and it is fun!
Now we all know a rifle with a 1oz trigger with no safety is a special purpose rifle and would not last 10 minutes in a combat environment. The other point is market price is just that --- a PSG1 is obsolete from a deployment standpoint but commands a price in excess of 15k so market value does not necessarily represent the required intrinsic value imho so to speak but to each his own.