Discussion in 'Benchrest' started by scrane, Mar 1, 2018.
Anschutz and Khales scope.
Nice to see a project putting up some actual groups as well.
A long running thread from South Africa:
Atom Precision Sport Air Rifles ~ Air Rifle SA Forums
Yep. Prices seem heavy. £3-4k. But if it works then it works...
From a SA point of view this rifle makes perfect sense, as everything they shoot has to be imported.
From a UK point of view, it is just an expensive combination of parts already available.
I hope we see some of the SA team at the 2019 World FT Championships shooting them.
Dunno neil. To date I can’t think of a single gun which has all the elements sussed. Most are simply not designed for ft even ignoring the stock.
Shaun at ISP springs to mind.
Given the will, it really wouldn't be that hard to do what Atom have done over here.... if there were the market which is a very big IF.
That's probably why it costs what it does.
There are still a lot of imported elements, so with a limited market the cost goes up, limiting the number of people who can afford or are prepared to buy it.
But, I still applaud the effort, and Thomas has proved in the USA that a well made high performance bespoke rifle will sell.
I think the import/modular approach is sensible considering. The Anschutz trigger is a proven bit of kit and modular. The Steyr reg I rate as no.1 reg and allows for an aluminium cylinder of varying size with QF options. The LW is a fave of mine. I think that allows you to concentrate on the rest where most are at best 10m rehash jobs with elements which aren't ideal beyond the 10m range.
Plenty of work gone into that. Will be interesting to play with it in the flesh.