Seems like you'd get a LOT, and I mean a LOT
of business from rimfire nuts like most of us here! Always looking for a better platform, and quite honestly, it's hard to beat VQ!!!
If it's a proprietary issue with people selling their "buildups" as original VQ's, add a code to the serial number. Like XXXXXR for just the receiver was shipped from VQ, or XXXXXBA for barreled action, etc,etc.
I for one KNOW I'd buy one asap.
p.s. price increase to cover the extra letters IS acceptable!
We are looking at offering a threaded receiver for the 22lr but are holding off on the 22 WMR and 17 HMR as they require a little more work when building them up due to the pressures involved. We are looking at a couple of different options on this and the best way to avoid any possibly problems.
That's the exact reason I suggested a receiver code. It would tell you what the rifle/receiver was when it was shipped. There's GOT to be some way to mark these things so noone can claim it was a complete rifle direct from VQ. No matter what happens with it, I feel it's a shame that NOONE is offering "just" Magnum type receivers to the open market! Heck, What if you want the pride of DIY, regardless of whether it's cheaper, or more expensive than a VQ? but with a VQ receiver, at least you are assured the best receiver to start from!
Geez guys, I didn't want to open a can of worms (I'm a flyfisherman).
I can't imagine anyone putting a POS barrel on a VQ action; and I wouldn't have a problem with buying a complete action if that's what it takes to get it threaded. The mag and hummer SHOuld be threaded if the pressures are that much greater. I wasn't thinking about any savings, I'm just interested in putting my stock on the thing, and i want to start with the absolute best platform. I've worked with composites and wood, and have some ideas (run away!, run away!)
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