I dont know 4ked,I'm sure it would be a good investment,as would Dakota Arms,theyve also been aquiring other companies (Nesika,Miller Arms and now trying to get in bed with Lapua).Business must be good as they're constructing a new building in Sturgis also.The owner of Dakota has gone on record stating that it is Dakotas goal to seek out and incorporate other high quality,desireable manufacturers.I think Charlie Kokesh,the owner of Dakota,is more business savy than the former owner,especially in marketing and public relations.I drove through St. Onge 15 yrs ago or so on a service call and stopped in Millers gun shop before they joined Dakota just out of curiousity in their guns.It wasnt what you would think of as a custom gun shop but the quality of the falling blocks Cyle and his father built are absolutely second to none.Every part on the Miller falling block was hand made.When Cyle took one of the completed rifles down off the wall and handed it to me, the second it touched my hand it was instant LOVE.You could feel the quality of this gun radiating in your hand.When I worked the action I was at a complete loss at how to convey the ultra smooth quality into words to Cyle (like he didnt already know),all I could muster was "It sure isnt a No.1,is it?" Cyle just laughed.Then came the worst part of the visit.I had to hand the gun back to Cyle [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] While that was hard to do,the hospitality and time spent with someone just driving up to their shop unannounced will never be forgotten.When you meet someone like this,someone that truely enjoys building a high quality product,be it a gun or whatever,that meeting never really leaves your memory.So when I heard Miller Arms joined Dakota,I thought Oh,man...bummer! But then realized that Miller wasnt gone,it just took its talents somewhere that they would be used on a grander scale.
So when I see a Dakota Arms magazine now and look at the price of the #10 falling block (and while I still cant really afford one) I have no doubt they're worth every penny.And in the end Mr. Kokesh got what he wanted....the best of the best. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]