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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/24/2002 10:43:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 11:10:57 AM EST
It looks to me that every fvcknut in the world in getting into the .50 market to make a buck. I don't know anything about Ferret and their quality, but I do know that more than half of these $2,000-$3,000 single-shot .50 rifles are probably worth no more than $600. I base this on the cost of parts and the complexity of the rifles. A lot of them are way over priced.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 11:18:47 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/24/2002 1:53:59 PM EST
What broke????
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 2:43:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2002 2:46:58 PM EST by TeamFerret]
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: a buddy of mine is a smith at a local ffl. they ordered one and recieved it a few months ago. After very few rounds it broke and is now DOA. they are looking into getting it repaired.
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I did get a call from a dealer this week for a Ferret50 that was mis-firing. The two main things that will cause this is bad ammo (there had been some running around) or firing pin problems. I am having the dealer ship it to me for repair. In no way is this DOA.
By the way they said it kicks like a freaking mule. Much worse than advertised.
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Any 50cal is a shock to those who have never fired one. I have many customers that are 1st time 50cal shooters, and they are putting 50 to 150 rounds through their Ferret on the first outing. More info can be had at [url]www.biggerhammer.net[/url] of owners and repete customers who are buying a second Ferret for their 14 yr old children. Recoil cant be that bad. Team Ferret
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 3:02:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: a buddy of mine is a smith at a local ffl. they ordered one and recieved it a few months ago. After very few rounds it broke and is now DOA. they are looking into getting it repaired. Has anyone else had a problem with these? I want one but have yet to hear any first hand use of them other than this. By the way they said it kicks like a freaking mule. Much worse than advertised. mike
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I have a Ferret on order. I have talked to numerous owners, and researched for 2 months before ordering. I could find not ONE negative comment. I have talked with Dave (Team Ferret) numerous times on the phone. I am confident that if someone has a problem with his product, he'll go the last mile to rectify it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 3:39:02 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/25/2002 1:18:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By eswanson: So, Team Ferret, why the hell are they so expensive?
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Probably to keep "fvcknuts" like you from buying an exclusive product. [;)] (note: little winky-guy at end of post. Do not be offended!)
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 2:06:47 AM EST
Hey Team Ferret, You got a website I can go to and look at what you got?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 2:11:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 3:40:17 AM EST
so lumpy....what's the loctite for??? to keep your shoulder joint in place? heheh!
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:06:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By eswanson: So, Team Ferret, why the hell are they so expensive? Is it just short supply/high demand = high prices? I don't just mean your products, but .50's in general. I can't believe the manufacturing costs are that much higher just because of the larger caliber.
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Considering what you are getting, prices for 50's are not that bad. The bigger the gun, the more material and macining needed= more money. When you add up the cost of equipment, materials, tooling, etc....then figure in quality control and design considerations, the cost of manufacture really gets up there. The big name manufacturers wont touch 50BMG, so you get the smaller shops making these things. In our shop, everyting is made here except the barrel. All materials are top quality with certs. Barrels are top quality. Each Ferret is test fired. And the Ferret is made per my design no matter if there is an easier/cheaper way. I am here (hands on) through every step of the manufacture. In short, 50BMG rifles are expensive to manufacture.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:38:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 7:39:51 AM EST by Lumpy223]
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:39:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By TeamFerret:
Originally Posted By eswanson: So, Team Ferret, why the hell are they so expensive? Is it just short supply/high demand = high prices? I don't just mean your products, but .50's in general. I can't believe the manufacturing costs are that much higher just because of the larger caliber.
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Considering what you are getting, prices for 50's are not that bad. The bigger the gun, the more material and macining needed= more money. When you add up the cost of equipment, materials, tooling, etc....then figure in quality control and design considerations, the cost of manufacture really gets up there. The big name manufacturers wont touch 50BMG, so you get the smaller shops making these things. In our shop, everyting is made here except the barrel. All materials are top quality with certs. Barrels are top quality. Each Ferret is test fired. And the Ferret is made per my design no matter if there is an easier/cheaper way. I am here (hands on) through every step of the manufacture. In short, 50BMG rifles are expensive to manufacture.
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Exactly!!! If you run your own business, you'll know/understand. Now, a business in the firearms area will cost much more (hear me....INSURACE). Liability Insurnace..... anything in manufacturing needs this..... Okay, back to hiding [peep]
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:57:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 9:45:40 AM EST
Anything 50 is going to cost you. Think of them as high priced whores. Once you do that, you will understand. They are $$$ to feed, to take care of, and they leave you sore at the end of the day, beggin for more too!! [BD] I love my 50 cal. (M99) It does have some stiff recoil. 12 GA is worse than a 50 cal. More weight on a 50. Still, I load up some sandbags behind the bi-pod. That helps a bit. Its always a attention getter at the range at Bristol. Brake knocks out the fillings of the people next to me. c-rock
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Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:54:56 AM EST
Am I the only moron who read the title of the thread and thought it said [b]Ferarri F50 Problems?[/b] Took me a minute to figure out what the hell everyone was talking about. Oh well, wasn't the first time...won't be the last...
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 3:31:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 3:32:40 PM EST by TeamFerret]
The wait time, as it stands right now is 8 to 12 weeks. The pic below is of the run about to go into boxes and out the door. We are well into the next run, parts will be going to the heat treaters in about 12 days. This next run will get us caught up to about mid July's orders. [img]http://www.ferret50.com/graphics/ferret50_promo_pics/ready1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 3:49:30 PM EST
HEY DAVE!! I SEE MINE!! Bottom row second from left right????? YIPPEE!!!
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Link Posted: 7/27/2002 2:22:55 PM EST
Hank, I'm sure Dave and Carla would gladly take your order with a small down. Delivery is probably 10-12 weeks out. I would advise this, as ferrets are becoming more popular as time goes on. Ever see a used one for sale? I haven't, that says something right there...
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:48:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 6:09:59 AM EST by Hank]
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Link Posted: 7/28/2002 12:23:13 PM EST
Hank- The Ferret50 comes complete with the scoperail, brake, bipod, hammer and takedown pins. All you need is a lower, scope, rings and ammo. There is no extra charge for your choice of scoperail; flat, 20, 30, or 60MOA. We can take installments. TF
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 6:38:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 6:39:25 PM EST by Hank]
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 2:44:20 AM EST
We are a distributor for IOR-Valdada, they have a couple of scopes that will last on a 50. Also, swfa.com still has the Tasco Super Sniper scopes for $299. For the price they are a great scope, I have one on my Ferret.
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 3:19:50 AM EST
My ferret shipped Monday, will have it Wednesday, will post photos.....
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 3:31:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/1/2002 3:32:36 AM EST by Hank]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 3:46:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hank: still waiting for those pics, lib... pacing the floor... are those DPMS single shot lowers worth anything on these?
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Here ya go hank. Just got it yesterday. That's a Bushmaster lower. If you are a member of FCSA, you get a discount. E-mail me if you want more info, or contact "Team Ferret"! [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/liberty86%2FFerret9%2EJPG[/img]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 3:53:34 AM EST
I have never shot my short Ferret 50 upper, but I can report on my experience with it so far. The unit is massive and appears well made. I had ordered some ammunition for the thing while I waited for delivery, and the longer that big round sat on my desk by the computer the more apprehensive I became about shooting the Ferret when it arrived. Having actually now got the big gun and the big bullet together and see the massive construction of this upper, I am perfectly happy to try it out. The delay is due to making arrangements for a place to shoot. As far as the ever-cheerful Dave, I had several phone calls and emails to him and found him responsive and a pleasure to work with. Clearly, the proof is in the pulling of the trigger, but as I wait for the big day with the Ferret 50 I feel perfectly confident about the upper and its construction (and the company that produced it).
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