When are gun manufacturers going to get it?

greatwhitehntr

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Why can't the major manufacturers get it right? Better B.C. bullets in all calibers and fast twist barrels and better length barrels. I mean come on. 20" creedmoor barrel should be threaded for a CAN. What do you think they are gonna put on it. Stop calling it a western long-range hunter or a long-range hunter when you build a 300 win mag with a 24-in or even worse 22-in barrel go ahead and put on a 26-in minimum threaded with a one and nine, one and eight twist. When are they going to get it? What are your guy's thoughts? Am I asking for too much? I mean the prices keep going up but I can't buy what I want without having it custom built which is what I have to do.
 

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Some people don't even know that trying to sight in while mixing boxes of 150s and 180s is going to make things... um... interesting!. "But its all winchester ammo". Not a surprise that the companies don't give us what we want. They give us what they can sell. Have you listened to a radio station lately? From hip hop to country most of its trash. Wow I sound like a curmudgeon. Hey though, gunsmiths need to eat too.
 
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Why can't the major manufacturers get it right? Better B.C. bullets in all calibers and fast twist barrels and better length barrels. I mean come on. 20" creedmoor barrel should be threaded for a CAN. What do you think they are gonna put on it. Stop calling it a western long-range hunter or a long-range hunter when you build a 300 win mag with a 24-in or even worse 22-in barrel go ahead and put on a 26-in minimum threaded with a one and nine, one and eight twist. When are they going to get it? What are your guy's thoughts? Am I asking for too much? I mean the prices keep going up but I can't buy what I want without having it custom built which is what I have to do.

I do not want to misconstrue your point but you kinda unloaded a whole lot. What exactly are wanting to build that you think you have to go custom-built? There are full-custom and semi-custom/DIY, i.e. Savage actions/Remage.

I have a 6.5 CM TC Compass that I won from a raffle for $20. It can be had for $270 with a rebate, https://www.smga.com/thompson-center/tc-compass-ii-65-cm-blk-8348

6.5 CM  TC Compass.jpg

6.5 CM deer season XP 3-shot at 200 yards.jpg

(3-shot group with factory ammo at 200 yards).
 

greatwhitehntr

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I guess to make my point a little more clear. I was in a meeting and I was not paying attention to the meeting cuz they were very redundant. Some manufacturers are starting to pick up on it Browning being one of them, not a big fan of browning. You call it a long-range rifle yet you build a seven mag with a one and nine twist and a 24-inch barrel when I have one built the bare minimum I'm going to go with is a 26-in 8 twist threaded. The BC's on bullets everybody wants to get into the long range game yet they keep charging more and the BCs are staying the same I understand supply and demand The price keeps going up on all these guns and bullets but nothing is truly changing a savage ultra light now has a proof research barrel on it They put some lightning flutes or whatever you want to call them in the action and it's still a crappy stock yet you want 1500 bucks for it
 

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Why can't the major manufacturers get it right? Better B.C. bullets in all calibers and fast twist barrels and better length barrels. I mean come on. 20" creedmoor barrel should be threaded for a CAN. What do you think they are gonna put on it. Stop calling it a western long-range hunter or a long-range hunter when you build a 300 win mag with a 24-in or even worse 22-in barrel go ahead and put on a 26-in minimum threaded with a one and nine, one and eight twist. When are they going to get it? What are your guy's thoughts? Am I asking for too much? I mean the prices keep going up but I can't buy what I want without having it custom built which is what I have to do.
Go ahead and wish. Even if the factories do come around it will not shoot like a gun a good smith puts together. I guarantee it.
 

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I guess I'm just not understanding it The tolerances the triggers are junk Christians and arms with their horrid spot bedding and they're stupidly heavy stocks
 

greatwhitehntr

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I have no problem spending money never have,buy once cry once, it's only money I'll make more of it. I look at seekins and then it has a shorter barrel on it. Maybe I'm screwed up to me and most of the people I talk to and know the long-range game is to prepare us for hunting most hunting guns and most people I know that shoot long range with a long-range rifle have that thing ramped up as high as they can generally go safely and where the ES is still below 15 over 5 rounds and consistent. A easier way to get more speed is add two more inches of barrel a longer magazine box. I guess now that I look back at my posts I answered my own question. I need to stop looking at factory guns and just have more remages and semi customs built/full customs built
 

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