I'm in Love!!!
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01-12-2014, 10:19 AM #1
I'm in Love!!!
I've been at DSC for the last couple of days and held a LEFT HAND Heym 88 in 470 Nitro Express for the first time ever. It was amazing... Where I looked, it pointed, exactly. The fit seemed perfect (I'm average sized) and the safety and triggers felt natural as I grew up shooting a side by side 16 gauge shot gun. The balance also blew me away and the rifle felt MUCH lighter than my CZ 550, even knowing it wasn't.
The price of $17K was less than I expected, but it was still out of budget, for now... I have a feeling I may "invest" in one at some point. Especially since you never know when you'll be charged by an elephant in Atlanta, GA...
Side Note: I met Phoenix Phil and quite enjoyed the conversation! Too bad I didn't get to talk to him longer, or go to the dinner!
01-12-2014, 10:27 AM #2
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Good luck with your investment program.Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
A Legend in my own mind!
01-12-2014, 10:34 AM #3
Did you happen to look at the left handed Verny Carron rifles too? That new round action sure looks good in the pictures and the wood is fantastic.
01-12-2014, 11:07 AM #5
This is the 'Drool Factor' for the VC rifles. With the new round action and the English splinter style forearm they are beautiful.
01-12-2014, 04:27 PM #7
01-15-2014, 07:47 PM #8
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I was at the DSC show too. I spent some time at the Heym booth as I have a 88PH model. I saw the left handed model you were looking at. Was very nice. Save your bucks and get one. I promise you wont be disappointed.
01-15-2014, 09:25 PM #9
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I was proud of my self control, I must have walked by that Heym booth a hundred times, stopped only once and managed NOT to pick one of those beauties up.Bonse Aba
01-16-2014, 04:59 AM #10
01-16-2014, 08:43 AM #11
I'm sure I'll get one at some point, finances permitting. Right now though it would cost me a trip to Africa, and I'd rather do another trip and be forced to shoot my poor little .375 H&H as opposed to sitting home.
Not picking up was wise.... That was my mistake!!! if I hadn't the left handed model I wouldn't have stopped, but.... It is simply a pain to find a rifle above .375 in left hand and I couldn't resist. Heck, I bought my CZ550 having never seen the left handed model in person!
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