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BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
8/31/2010 11:04:55 PM
mild gripe



me: Thank you for calling ______ this is________ how can i help you?

customer: Hey do yall have any 708 caliber rifles in a youth model?

M: yes sir we have a few different models of 7mm 08's in youth sizes

C: no i said 708 caliber

M: no sir im not aware of any rifles at all chambered in a 708 cal is it possible your mistaken?

c: no ive got three of them in 708, u can get them anywhere i cant believe you don't have them.

M: well sir tell me a little bit more about the round, I'm unfamiliar maybe we can figure this out?

c: well its in between the recoil of a 243 and and a 308, its a good whitetail cartridge its commonly used in youth guns, its not as popular as a 3006,270 etc but everyone has them, and your telling me you don't?

M: sir a 7mm08 has many of the features you are talking about and is very commonly chamberd in youth sized rifles for all the above mentioned reasons, are you sure there's no chance you are mistaken, could you look at a box of ammunition for your other rifles.

c: why cant you understand there's no mm just 708 cal

m: sir are you familiar with muzzleloaders?

c: yes i have a knight 50 cal

m: well a 708 cal rifle would have a projectile with a wider diameter than your muzzleloader.

c: no its not i've got boxes of them they are the same diameter as my 7mm mag

m: exactly sir a 7mm o8 is a .284 diameter bullet which in mm is 7. the 08 part comes from that the case is a necked down 308

c:well you obviously dont know what your talking about and you obviously dont want to fucking help me....CLICK



the gripe isnt even about this ignorant fuck.....its about working a fucking job where you are required to be respectful to fucking ignorant fucks
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Ragin_Cajun  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:12:18 PM
Maybe he wanted a 708mm.
Switchh  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:14:04 PM
Originally Posted By Ragin_Cajun:
Maybe he wanted a 708mm.


The perfect whitetail round.
BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
8/31/2010 11:15:49 PM
who wouldn't want a youth model that fired a 2 foot diamter projectile?
Husky79  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:16:01 PM
Originally Posted By Switchh:
Originally Posted By Ragin_Cajun:
Maybe he wanted a 708mm.


The perfect whitetail round.


Good luck finding the white tail afterwards!
BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
8/31/2010 11:17:01 PM
or the kid.
Sharpshooterz98  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:19:09 PM
sometimes its just easier to smile and nod. Probably would have sold a gun
Jason280  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:22:00 PM
Wait, you knew exactly what he was talking about, yet still felt the need to argue with him concerning the nomenclature??
BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
8/31/2010 11:22:05 PM
sometimes its just easier to smile and nod. Probably would have sold a gun


then i would be just like 80% of firearms salesmen...guess i should have talked him into a sigma while I was at it
thelaw09  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:23:05 PM
I think I remember reading in American Rifleman about an early French military black powder gun that was .75. He must have wanted that. Kids love them.
thelaw09  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:23:45 PM
Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
sometimes its just easier to smile and nod. Probably would have sold a gun


then i would be just like 80% of firearms salesmen...guess i should have talked him into a sigma while I was at it


Or a judge.

BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
8/31/2010 11:25:22 PM

Posted: Today 11:22:00 PM EDT
Wait, you knew exactly what he was talking about, yet still felt the need to argue with him concerning the nomenclature??


I didn't argue with him i very politely tried to correct him. If that's arguing I guess i do it all the fucking time.
retgarr  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:26:45 PM
Should have just told him yes then pointed it out when he came in to get it.
MACD  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:29:35 PM
1> Tell him to come in.
2> Hand him a Mosin with "708" sharpied onto the stock.
3> ????
4> Profit!
BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
8/31/2010 11:30:38 PM
and have the conversation in the store..."that son of a bitch told me he had plenty of 708 caliber rifles...." "i drove all the way from___"....yeah right
Javak  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:33:25 PM

Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
who wouldn't want a youth model that fired a 2 foot diamter projectile?


Perhaps you can interest him in an 800mm round



In case he wants to besiege a Russian fortress. You know the German makes good stuff.

edit for better pic.
DoubleARon  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:38:30 PM
I bet he comprehends .22-250 just fine. How is it he can't understand 7mm-08?
B-1BMRSP  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:47:13 PM
I still can't believe that you guys don't carry a 708mm. Everyone carries them.
Willmar  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:49:35 PM


I call BS. Everyone knows gun store owners are clueless Fudds. GD told me so.








Strike that. GD is correct. The man obviously knew what he was talking about. It's the OP that is clueless.


learath  [Team Member]
9/1/2010 12:18:20 AM
Originally Posted By Javak:

Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
who wouldn't want a youth model that fired a 2 foot diamter projectile?


Perhaps you can interest him in an 800mm round

http://www.wehrmacht-history.com/images/heer/railway-artillery/80-cm-kanone-eisenbahnlafette-gustav-garat-1.jpg

In case he wants to besiege a Russian fortress. You know the German makes good stuff.


Now I feel totally inadequate with my .300wby. I'll have to get a 900mm t-rexer!
AeroE  [Team Member]
9/1/2010 12:30:39 AM
Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
mild gripe



me: Thank you for calling ______ this is________ how can i help you?

customer: Hey do yall have any 708 caliber rifles in a youth model?

M: yes sir we have a few different models of 7mm 08's in youth sizes

C: no i said 708 caliber

M: no sir im not aware of any rifles at all chambered in a 708 cal is it possible your mistaken?

c: no ive got three of them in 708, u can get them anywhere i cant believe you don't have them.

M: well sir tell me a little bit more about the round, I'm unfamiliar maybe we can figure this out?

c: well its in between the recoil of a 243 and and a 308, its a good whitetail cartridge its commonly used in youth guns, its not as popular as a 3006,270 etc but everyone has them, and your telling me you don't?

M: sir a 7mm08 has many of the features you are talking about and is very commonly chamberd in youth sized rifles for all the above mentioned reasons, are you sure there's no chance you are mistaken, could you look at a box of ammunition for your other rifles.

c: why cant you understand there's no mm just 708 cal

m: sir are you familiar with muzzleloaders?

c: yes i have a knight 50 cal

m: well a 708 cal rifle would have a projectile with a wider diameter than your muzzleloader.

c: no its not i've got boxes of them they are the same diameter as my 7mm mag

m: exactly sir a 7mm o8 is a .284 diameter bullet which in mm is 7. the 08 part comes from that the case is a necked down 308

c:well you obviously dont know what your talking about and you obviously dont want to fucking help me....CLICK



the gripe isnt even about this ignorant fuck.....its about working a fucking job where you are required to be respectful to fucking ignorant fucks


Your gun shop? If not, do us all a favor and tell him this story, too. Tell him you are pedantic and the customer should say, "7 dash zero 8" or "7mm zero 8", not just "7 Oh 8, no one knows the hell what that means".


BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
9/1/2010 12:51:43 AM
Your gun shop? If not, do us all a favor and tell him this story, too. Tell him you are pedantic and the customer should.............................................sorry i was to ignorant too keep reading....."CLICK"....obviously you don't know what your talking about and dont fucking care..damn arfcom I guess i should spread misinformation so you have something to bitch about.

eta...ohh i forgot he has three... u would think he would know the caliber designation.
SirHacksalot  [Member]
9/1/2010 12:55:52 AM
Because he sucks and you hate him.

:lol:

Hax
Seansworth  [Member]
9/1/2010 1:03:37 AM
Originally Posted By Switchh:
Originally Posted By Ragin_Cajun:
Maybe he wanted a 708mm.


The perfect whitetail round.


Whitetail? What whitetail? I don't see no whitetail. There's a random red spot about 600 yards downrange though.
AeroE  [Team Member]
9/1/2010 1:10:00 AM
Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
Your gun shop? If not, do us all a favor and tell him this story, too. Tell him you are pedantic and the customer should.............................................sorry i was to ignorant too keep reading....."CLICK"....obviously you don't know what your talking about and dont fucking care..damn arfcom I guess i should spread misinformation so you have something to bitch about.

eta...ohh i forgot he has three... u would think he would know the caliber designation.


You need to fill out the Hurt Butt Report. Send a copy to Ed Sr. and one copy to Aimless.

BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
9/1/2010 1:19:34 AM
I thought that was what a gripe was all about.....but for your buthurt. I will endeavor to persevere to hearken the penury of my benighted customers

I can use a thesaurus too you dick.
Fat_McNasty  [Member]
9/1/2010 1:28:10 AM
Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
mild gripe



me: Thank you for calling ______ this is________ how can i help you?

customer: Hey do yall have any 708 caliber rifles in a youth model?

M: yes sir we have a few different models of 7mm 08's in youth sizes

C: no i said 708 caliber

M: no sir im not aware of any rifles at all chambered in a 708 cal is it possible your mistaken?

c: no ive got three of them in 708, u can get them anywhere i cant believe you don't have them.

M: well sir tell me a little bit more about the round, I'm unfamiliar maybe we can figure this out?

c: well its in between the recoil of a 243 and and a 308, its a good whitetail cartridge its commonly used in youth guns, its not as popular as a 3006,270 etc but everyone has them, and your telling me you don't?

M: sir a 7mm08 has many of the features you are talking about and is very commonly chamberd in youth sized rifles for all the above mentioned reasons, are you sure there's no chance you are mistaken, could you look at a box of ammunition for your other rifles.

c: why cant you understand there's no mm just 708 cal

m: sir are you familiar with muzzleloaders?

c: yes i have a knight 50 cal

m: well a 708 cal rifle would have a projectile with a wider diameter than your muzzleloader.

c: no its not i've got boxes of them they are the same diameter as my 7mm mag

m: exactly sir a 7mm o8 is a .284 diameter bullet which in mm is 7. the 08 part comes from that the case is a necked down 308

c:well you obviously dont know what your talking about and you obviously dont want to fucking help me....CLICK



the gripe isnt even about this ignorant fuck.....its about working a fucking job where you are required to be respectful to fucking ignorant fucks


ah yes.. try doing gunsmithing for these guys. you will really tear your hair out.
BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
9/1/2010 1:32:27 AM
fat mcnasty I do some out of the house...nothing major but if i wouldn't have a beer with the man i wont touch his weapon. I'm sure we share similar pain. God bless you.
sigp226  [Team Member]
9/1/2010 1:32:57 AM
I can think of a lot more annoying things than this. I had two favorites. First was the request for ammunition for a three oh six caliber.

The best was always the request for rifle ammunition.
"What caliber?"
"It's a Remington."
Kidney  [Member]
9/1/2010 1:33:50 AM
"The bullet is enormous there is no escaping"
MedPig  [Team Member]
9/1/2010 1:39:07 AM
Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
who wouldn't want a youth model that fired a 2 foot diamter projectile?


How many kids have a gun with trail spades? There might be some epic hunting stories to come from this...
Fat_McNasty  [Member]
9/1/2010 1:39:31 AM
Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
fat mcnasty I do some out of the house...nothing major but if i wouldn't have a beer with the man i wont touch his weapon. I'm sure we share similar pain. God bless you.


I have a few customers that are real PITA's but they always pay on time and have big jobs for me.. So I smile and nod.. while I grit my teeth..

but ya some of the stuff that you get to hear will curl your toes..
BeastOfTheEast  [Member]
9/1/2010 1:48:44 AM
3oh 6 i can deal with....

do you have a clip for my pistol?

what make? model? etc. i need to know to determine what magazine?

its black.

ok but who makes it, what caliber, etc

its a black pistol that takes a black clip do you have it?

what color is your vehicle?

huh?....white

is it a truck or a car?

truck

ok, i have a black truck..... guess the engine size, year of manufacture, and the make...thats the odds of finding a mag for you without seeing the handgun.
AeroE  [Team Member]
9/1/2010 1:01:35 PM
Originally Posted By BeastOfTheEast:
I thought that was what a gripe was all about.....but for your buthurt. I will endeavor to persevere to hearken the penury of my benighted customers

I can use a thesaurus too you dick.


Rats. I was trying for asshole.

You dirty pendant, you.

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