Waking up is the second hardest thing in the morning...
well if the new price is going to be close to 2K, there is now way I'm paying that for a $1250.00 rifle in the U.S. 750.00 markup is to much to swallow....
definition of a victim: Someone who is unarmed.
How much do you think the next batch of M1 Garands will price out at if these one's were priced wrong??
Consider that beater are priced in the $1600 to 2 K on CGN !! I prefer a safe gun over any of those. When you buy a Garand in Canada, you do not know what you get.
In the USA, if you get it trough the CMP program ( Only US Citizen ) at least they get it from Military inventory, even if they are arsenal refurbished a few times around since the received was made. They are safe, at least, when they hand them down.
Facts are :the Garand are old, were used a lot and were all refurbished at one time or another, with parts from various manufacturer and different barrel makers.
The JRA are a steal...I getting mine this week - Thanks Gary !!
and i thought I was going to save money this summer!
About Criterion barrel..some infos from their web site:
<Criterion Barrels, Inc. was started in 1999 from Krieger Barrels, Inc. in response to demands of rifle builders and firearms manufacturers for quality match grade barrels at a lower cost. Initially began as a division of Krieger, Criterion is now a sister company- independent, yet sharing resources and continual support.>
<Criterion rifle barrels are match grade. Our 30+ years of experience and shared history with Krieger have given us a true understanding of what match grade means. Uniformity of the bore dimension, groove dimension, and twist, along with the finish produced by hand lapping are essential for the ultimate accuracy of the barrel. With our expertise we are able to control these factors and deliver an unbelievably accurate match grade barrel at a reasonable price.>
Criterion barrels are button rifled vs single point cut Kreiger. The CMP uses criterion barrels and new stocks in their refurbished Special Grade rifles. However I am unsure if the the CMP refurbished rifles are built with the attention to detail as JRA or Fulton.
I found this article online. I'm not sure how valid it is, but it shows Criterion is not a push over when it comes to accuracy.