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something that bugs me about the top 3

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by camelotkid, Jun 14, 2011.


  1. camelotkid

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    I can't understand how brown, baer, and wilson can make such great and beautiful 1911s, but when it comes to making rifles(which all 3 make) they only offer tacticool models. Why is it that Kimber seems to be the only one to offer high end rifles with nice wood furniture?

    Sorry I know its not technically 1911 related but it has been bugging the crap out of me for awhile now. :dunno:
     

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  2. HotRoderX

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    My best guess is sales. Tactical Cool Sales
     

  3. CMG

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    Different disciplines.

    Kimber started out as a maker of fine bolt-action rifles. The 1911s came much later.
     
  4. camelotkid

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    hmm I wasn't aware of that
     
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  6. Quack

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    Brown no longer makes rifles.
     
  7. drc767

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    I have never considered Kimber to be a high end rifle. High priced, maybe, but not high end......I would take an upper end Sako or Weatherby over a Kimber any day of the week.....but of course, they don't build 1911's, either.
     
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    Wilson and Nighthawk make no bones about their field in firearms, combat and defense. As stated Brown made a number of hunting rifles but no longer does. Pity cause I did want a Brown rifle at some point. I agree that a blue/wood rifle is a thing of sweet beauty and the more folks making them the better IMO. :)
     
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    Kimber of America? You're right.

    Kimber of Oregon? Different animals altogether.

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    I don't really like plastic furniture on rifles, much prefer walnut & blue. However, synthetics do have their place. At a gun show I saw a quite expensive ($1000 ++) synthetic/stainless rifle take a tumble from off a two tier rack on to a concrete floor. I'm talking about a 5-6 foot drop and landing flat. The rifle had not a mark. A blue/wood rifle would probably have suffered hundreds in damage. They never look real good - but they never look real bad either.
     
  11. HAIL CAESAR

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    I agree. I also think WC rifles are pathetically expensive for what they are.
     
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    Took the words out of my mouth.
     
  13. glock2740

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    I agree. I'm not dissing Kimber's rifles, but IMO, they are overpriced, for what you get.
     
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    Wait... wait... SO Kimber Rifles are overpriced too?
     
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    WAY over priced,.......
     
  16. camelotkid

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    What would be a good high end non-custom rifle?
     
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    what's your definition of "high-end"
     
  18. glock2740

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    Hill Country Rifles. My .270WSM they worked over for me, shoots like noboby's business. :cool:

    http://hillcountryrifles.com/
     
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