Feinwerkbau??

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  1. Matt5mith

    Matt5mith New Member

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    I'm seeing all these top end Steyrs, FTP's and some Anchutz's here and there but not many Feinwerkbau rifles. I was kindly allowed a go with one the other day and I'm curious, how come, in a hobby where shiney stuff rules, they're not everywhere? I mean at 2k for a Steyr were not talking small change here anyway!! Is there a good support network for them? Are they horrendous to maintain? I'm sure the price is one reason I've not seen more of them but if your spending 2k on a gun already, what's a few hundred more for one of them?

    I'm not looking to upgrade at the mo as I'm still finding my feet in HFT and am more than happy with all the gear I've got, but at some point I'll look for the next step I'm sure. I'm just wanting to hear a bit about them, pros and cons, nightmares etc.. Cheers in advance
     
  2. Tench

    Tench WHFTA World Champion 2016.

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    I have to agree with you, some of those Feinwerkbau's are gun porn! I suspect we will be seeing a lot more of them coming over here! As for maintenance, they are no harder to work on than any other rifle, they certainly don't need skills that are not available here in the UK. The fact they are not manufactured on our shores would not trouble me at all. I know someone who recently bought a British made rifle which was quite low on power, it took 2 months for him to get it back after returning it for adjustment, I would have removed the AT and done it myself as I am sure most would with that kind of service! It makes buying from Europe and not worrying about a warrantee unless there is a major problem when it arrives no different from buying from the UK.

    I have just bought an Anschutz, admittedly doing the conversion from 6ft/lb up to 12ft/lb was something I could do myself so I didn't incur any additional costs but even if you have to pay for this to be done, they can be bought new from Europe and converted and still cost less than an FTP. The exchange rate at the minute makes buying from across the channel a no brainer!
     
  3. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    There's plenty of the about if you know where to look: Wrecker, Buzz, Neil, Jon, Andras and myself shooting the MFTA alone and I've probably missed a few.

    It's not really the kind of gun just you buy when you're starting but it's a fine gun once Guru Jon has worked his magic.
     
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    I was speaking the the importer yesterday and he said he tries to keep one of everything in stock, as deliveries from the factory can be somewhat problematic, so, first, there are not too many examples sitting in dealers shops and second most of the gun porn examples are not factory rifles, but are 10m Match rifles that have passed through the hands of Jon Harris, the master of conversion.

    There are one or two factory made full power versions about, I have one, a Basic FT in the beech stock, so far it seems like a super little rifle, but there have been examples of the metal stocked 800x suffering measurable point of impact shift. Jon can sort this, but it is additional cost.

    So, to a degree, the availability of at least the 800x is down to how many Jon can convert.
     
  5. Matt5mith

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    Thanks for your replies, factoring in cost, to get sorted by the guru, what would one be looking at as a ball park figure and how could I contact the fella, is he on here?
     
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    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    Best thing to do is PM Jon, who is called Jon on STB, which is well handy.
     
  7. Matt5mith

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    Perfick! Thanks, I'll give him a shout!
     
  8. oldtanky7642

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    Fwb p800x

    Don't have any problems with mine.
     

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  9. Martz

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    You will if you don't put that rail on the barrel instead of the action :D
     
  10. oldtanky7642

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    Nope.
    No problems where it is.
     
  11. Matt5mith

    Matt5mith New Member

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    Woah, that's the business!! Want!
     
  12. oldtanky7642

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    You might want to think of one of these down the road as well
     

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  13. Matt5mith

    Matt5mith New Member

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    Youve got some nice hardware there mate!! Very impressed
     
  14. what barn door

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    Wow I like the look of the Anschutz, and that is some spot on shooting tanky, nice one mate.
     

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