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#7156549 - 05/01/18 09:57 AM "new" proof research rifle
AddicLee Offline
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Registered: 04/27/18
Posts: 15
Kind of interesting. They partnered with Big Horn for the action, but now have a "switch barrel" floating bolt head rifle. Base starts at $4,000, so compared to an AI, it's "Cheap".
Seems to me any Ruger, (all takes the same thread spec drop in barrels), and a $400 chassis and $400 barrel gets you more for less. But I hope it makes someone happy.


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#7156637 - 05/01/18 10:53 AM Re: "new" proof research rifle [Re: AddicLee]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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The Proof is Badazz

Ruger is NO Bighorn


Edited by Buzzsaw (05/01/18 10:53 AM)
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#7156706 - 05/01/18 11:37 AM Re: "new" proof research rifle [Re: AddicLee]
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Registered: 04/10/10
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Any action can be a switch barrel. It takes me 5 min to swap barrels on my surgeon.
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#7156874 - 05/01/18 02:14 PM Re: "new" proof research rifle [Re: AddicLee]
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If I wanted a switch barrel I'd be calling WTO. Oh wait, there's a little issue of funds, too, but I think they can hook me up for less than $4000.
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#7157020 - 05/01/18 05:06 PM Re: "new" proof research rifle [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If I wanted a switch barrel I'd be calling WTO. Oh wait, there's a little issue of funds, too, but I think they can hook me up for less than $4000.


It was either the wto lug or a curtis setup a guy had come loose at the lone survivor match. I was ro'ing a stage and overheard him telling his squad about something backing off and the barrel coming loose. Not to take away from anything as I know of a normal setup or two coming loose at matches too. Just added info.
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