Why don't manufacturers sell rifles that are "tuned?"

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by GABR13L, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. GABR13L

    GABR13L Active Member

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    Just wondering... if everyone likes to get their rifles bedded and floated... then why don't manufacturers sell rifles that already have this stuff done to them? (e.g. kinda like how Senderos have HS stocks on them already)
     
  2. E.Precision

    E.Precision Active Member

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    I can think of several reasons why they wouldnt. It would increase cost, less buyers, a lot of people are ok with the way the rifles come out. My dad's old rifle doesnt shoot extremely well, but he doesnt care, because he doesnt need that kind of accuracy for his applications, plus there are a couple companies who do have a gunsmith that you can order for them to do I believe. The wouldnt be able to manufactur as many guns as well. My .2 cents

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  3. Flybuster

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    Cooper Arms of Montana is kinda that way. . They have a accuracy guarentee of .5" @ 100 yard 3 shot group. Many Coopers will group below that with hand loaded ammuntion. Plus they offer different wood grades which determines the cost. The basic is the Varminter, which is what I have. They also have a synthetic stocked rifle, called the Pheonix. This stock is similar to the H-S presicion stock.

    They just came out with a repeater model. If you are willing to pay over a 1000 dollars for a rifle they are well worth it.
     
  4. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    While Cooper arms is one of the better quality rifles for an off the shelf gun, it is in no way bedded properly. They have just as many bedding issues as any other gun despite the fact that they usually shoot pretty well. Just because someon puts a pillar in a stock and squirts a little glue into the dovetail recoil lug does not mean that that is a proper bedding job!
     
  5. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Oh some do......but they aren't mass produced guns!
     
  6. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Right, its not a full bed job. Just behind the recoil lug. P.S I like your new signature, really hits home!
     
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  7. P KUNDA

    P KUNDA Well-Known Member

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    Because they don't need to

    For the majority of Mr. Average it means very little or nothing if the rifle is tuned or not. The Mr. Averages that I've seen are lucky to shoot 3" groups even with the best rigs, so why the factory would spend any extra money on something that's not needed.

    Peter
     
  8. MagnumManiac

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    Would you say that the glass and pillar bedding done by Kimber is the same if you or I had done it?
    I have recently acquired one and I cannot fault it.
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  9. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how you would do it but I sure would do it better than Kimber! I would make sure the pillars are flush, I would make sure there were more than one thread holding each screw together, I would not design an action with a dovetail recoil lug, and I would make sure that the glass ran the full length of the action just to name a few things. At the very least, I would make sure that when I unscrewed the action screws, the barreled action didn't try to climb out of the stock.

    If you have one that doesn't do this then again, your results are unique to you.
     
  10. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    My Kimber doesn't show any of what you have stated.
    Do you mean the action 'lifts' when undoing the screws with the floorplate closed and in place?The same happens with Remington actions if you don't open the floorplate first.I'm not clear on what you mean.
    The bedding job runs the full length of the action,as far as I can see.I will post a couple of pics of the bedding.
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