|Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
Barrel threads always get the blood flowing.
Truth be told, the subject is loaded up with mystic voodoo BS and bias. Any realistic evaluation of accuracy, durability or reliability is going to require a budget the size of a small country... Pointing out that Uncle Sugar has done all that and made value based decisions
makes you no friends.––Plus brings the inevitable questions about what exactly tax dollars get spent on.
Just to draw a corollary:
There was an engineer that did an honest evaluation of forend rail rigidity. The guy must have spent $10,000 on instrumenting rails with strain gauges. He collected a whole bunch of data that showed things nobody wanted said... Then he had the outrageous balls to post it on arfcom. I think the thread lasted maybe 12 hours before it got shitcanned. I'm pretty sure he got banned and several vendors made legal threats.
The "rail shitstorm" always stands forthright in my mind whenever I get the urge to crawl up on a soapbox.
I think I'll stick to kicking the anthill as a hobby though. I bought a 5 megapixel bore inspection scope off ebay for $250 the other day. I've been eyeing up a Precisionaire column and a high speed video camera.
I bet you I could spend a couple weeks hard work and generate a thread that would get me banned and sued in like 30 minutes flat.
So, what happened in the thread...