Damn that one has nice wood! (is that what she said?).... Looks like they have a big discount on a new gun there. Heck of a deal! From what I was told by the guys who build these, they figured out what they did wrong and are doing better now... But I would not buy a CZ with the expectation it will be perfect.think i got the reno bit wrong......http://www.cabelas.com/product/CZ-CL-Safari-Special-Factory-Buy-Gibbs/1659613.uts
The 458 Lott is magical, but lacks the history of the Gibbs.
I've never been a fan of the CZ 550 (even though having thought of one in 416 Rigby, off and on, over the last couple of years). Winchester I have liked, but the wheels having fallen off the cart with regard to the brand (which is today anything but), I'm feeling left with Ruger or maybe one or two other makers . What I should do is go out and find me a Guide Gun in 416, and call it good. But, something about laminate and stainless (not to mention a butt ugly butt-end, on the stock), just doesn't sit right (plus, there's the whole 416 Ruger starving for case capacity thing...something like the 458 Win Mag, that way...load it to the gills, and you still come up just a little bit short).
Whatever I buy, it is going to very likely be a final purchase in the realm of gundome. In the past I've owned many big bores, up to 460 Weatherby, but this one will be the last.
i sent another (rather angry) email to MRC and they said to take it back to the dealer i bought it from. i called the pawn shop and they agreed to take it back and work out a refund with MRC.
hopefully i manage to get my money back!
i will save my pennies and either buy a AHR DG rifle in 505 Gibbs or buy a basic CZ in 505 Gibbs and have AHR work on it to get it sorted out. either way, i will have a 505 Gibbs but it wont be anytime soon.
My unsolicited advice as this point is to rather than respond further, take Jeff's offer to have your money refunded. Get your money back and move on.
About the time that we were finishing the rifle we received your letter of demands and how you personally will test it and we knew at that time our "Production Rifle" was never going to fill your needs.