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  • What brands are overengineered but unreliable?

    Posted by Suzie on September 23, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Recently a post was made about what brands do you revolve your collection around. It got me thinking into which brands are overpriced but their quality is not living up to the expectations and is forcing you to send your gun often for repairs, versus brands considered more “budget” but the gun has been more reliable and barely broken down? Brands such as Ruger are known for being reliable, even if some of their products feel cheap at first glance. But what about the opposite? Have you had any experience where you bought an expensive gun but the money wasn’t worth it/had buyer’s remorse?

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  • AffectionateLeg6797

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    I don’t think this phenomenon really occurs often with firearms, and if it does it’s rather short lived. The best example would probably be BCL before the OIC?

  • Flat-Dark-Earth

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Fortunately I’ve never had a firearm break and need to go in for repairs.

    Out of the more affordable brands, both Ruger and Henry seem to be known for being reliable.

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

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  • Smiley119

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Porche’s Tiger tank was over engineered and unreliable

  • Flat-Dark-Earth

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    You could also view this in the lense of what firearms are worth their price or over priced based on what you get.

    Not so much the brand but the M10x rifle is an example where the quality doesn’t seem to match the price based on the stories here.

    A couple others I can think of where you don’t get great value for what you pay for: JARD180, Mossberg 940, Benelli MR1, Keltec SU-16.

    Vs great bang for your buck options like Ruger 10/22, Ruger American, Ruger PCC, CZ457, Mossberg 500, MCR, Canuck Operator etc.

  • Scooted112

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    I have an example of not living up to expectations.

    I got a Remington 700 5r a decade ago. It is one of their premium models. Couldn’t hit shit. I spent years trying to sort it out. In the end, its crown was not only at an angle, but had a burr in it.

    After a re-crown, fixed the trigger (stock one is embarrassing) and added dbm I love it. But damn, what I paid for it, I would have expected better. Out of the box it really wasn’t worth it.

  • Rocky1969

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    My PC Carbine has been flawless . I agree with Ruger.

  • [deleted]

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    September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    My Kriss Vector was garbage and not worth the money I paid.

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