- Dec 10, 2015
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- Alberta, RSA
I emphasize "My feeling."
You are more than entitled to your feelings, especially where I share them, as I do in this case. However, you don't qualify your statement about Rigby as also being a feeling, but rather, you present it as a fact. That's a debate we could have, but my guess is you would find that the Rigby people were and are trying, as much as anyone can, to ensure that the quality matches the name. They have not always succeeded with every rifle - every new venture has its ups and downs - but I think it is both wrong and unfair to suggest they set out to revive a name and ride it.
I guess I've learned my lesson. In future, when I'm buying a gun, I'll make sure to consider the whole package and not just the stock. Then I'll make sure to say that even though I really like beautiful wood on a stock, the gun also has to shoot well, otherwise people will think I'm I don't know what I'm talking about. Or something. But you know what - that Rigby really can shoot, and has taken at least two buffalo, a hippo and a couple of giraffes, as well as some odds and ends like a Natal red duiker. How lucky am I!
Oh boy. I must have struck a chord somewhere. Never my intention. Let's see if I can address the sore points:
Starting with "My feeling" and putting things in a paragraph was meant to say the feeling applies to all statements in that paragraph. So not trying to present facts. Sorry. Just my opinions. Now, maybe Rigby's intention was to succeed with the product (let's assume that even large corporations like Remington do not set out to build a "bad" product). I can even go as far as saying they build a magnificent product (btw that is also just my opinion). Happy? I just like that Heym even more so. That's all.
As to the stock, I was simply trying to imply, that I would take Heym with cheaper stock over a Rigby with expensive stock, even though I liked the look of the wood on a Rigby better. Again, I was not implying you or anyone else don't know what they're doing when picking beautifully stocked rifles. Sheeesh.
And lastly, my posts on public forums are never aimed at anyone in particular. If they are, I will say so. Even, this section, while reply to you Hank2211, is meant to clarify my opinions for anybody else inclined to be offended. And yes, lucky you. I wish I had a Rigby...
Milan speaking of wishes. I see that we share the same birthday except mine is exactly 20 yrs earlier. Want to trade?
Aaaah....No. But thanks. I myself wish I was 20 years younger still.