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Hey, thats really cool. Mel takin one off the shelf and shooting that kinda shows what the average guy reading the review can expect if he just goes out and buys a rifle. You gotta wonder about review in things like gun magazines...Do they really just pull a rifle at random and ship it off to "Guns monthly" or whoever to review? I dunno...Hard to belive ALL of what you read in the same magazine when the guy who is reviewing the new Remington...is reviewing it on a free hunt that Remington payed for and accompanied by Rem PR people lol.

Nice looking rifle though. It looks great and has a real "custom mauser" flavour to it.
 

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I think he just meant being able to afford any rifle he wanted to evaluate, without having to ask a company to send him one has been tweaked in the way buying one off the rack wouldn't be. Anyway, from what I know having talked to you guys for a while now, Spade is right. As long as you have proof of age in most states, ya bought it. Check out Deadcenter, he bought his with a drivers license.

Don't want to get too off topic....but...

And for Mel and the site...Its gaining new members and visitors all the time. We never know where an SC1 might end up...who will contact him or who will want one. I know its not the point here, but right now with civvie firearms we're in the age of the firebreathing magnum. RUMs abound and the average hunter just NEEDS 500 m reach, even if he can't use it. Tactical gadgets and doo-dads are starting to find their way onto more hunting rifles every time I open a magazine. A little exposure could go a looong way. If anyone here follows magazines, think about what Jack O'Connor did for the .270 win and Winchester Model 70. Or what Elmer Keith did for 44 magnums when they were new on the scene. Right now is a cutting age time for people with the skills of everyone here on this board, really. Just look at how many things have "Varminter" written on them when you know its just a buzzword for sniper. The old "win 94 and 30-30 will do anything a hunter needs" days are fading...Even eastern deer hunters who never take a shot past 100 m are fretting over group size and benchrest accuracy. Look at the boom synthetic stocks went though.
 

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Thats whack, I feel bad for ya.

My safety course was 8 hours tops, didn't learn anything. Read the headstamp of cartridges, learn how to see if a firearm is loaded...blah, blah...

And now when I buy firearms here I just have to sign a book, make a two minute call to the CFC, and off I go.

About Mel's site. Heck, some custom rifles only sell for 1000 dollars...and people pay half of the price for Mel's rifle up front. I think if there was that much demand, he could cover his costs based on that.
 
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