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Out-of-the-box accuracy claims:

Would like comments about quality/accuracy when comparing the AWC M40A2 and the Texas Brigade Armory M40 series. I noticed TBA guarantees 1/4 MOA accuracy while AWC says 1/2. Is there really a realistic edge with the TBA? I'd like to hear an objective, experience based opinion. (Or a subjective one!) Email me directly if this has been covered at length previously.

Timothy Crabb <>
Columbus, GA USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 16:12:39 (EST) 

On the moa accuracy that some gunsmiths claim. Be careful. Anyone can shooot a gun until they get a good group and send it to you as a test target and then claim that if you don't get the same that it must be your ability not the gun. When you select a custom gunmaker check out the man as well as the product. In my opinion you can't beat Armament Technology. Yes, Andy is my friend and shooting partner so I am biased. But as a civvy in the "buisness" I would only recommend someone if I wanted to attach my reputation to them. I have attached my rep to Armament Technology.

Gooch out
gooch <>
USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 17:45:44 (EST) 

On promised groups. Beware. The better builders might tell you that the rifle will do such and such @ 100, but if they promise miricles you'd better sit up and take note. Any field rifle that will .5 or less is good to go in my book! Any rifle that will hold under .75 will do just fine. Rifles that shoot .25 are usually built for bench competition and not field conditions. A hard core field piece that can take the knocks and still hold .25 is VERY rare. But hey, if the guy garentees it, you can beat him over the head with that promise until he delivers as promised or gives you your money back.

But if the thing will hold .5 all day in crappy weather, rejoice. That alone is a good benchmark.

scott <>
USA - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 16:02:26 (EST) 

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