Originally Posted by Jagermeister
It is not very good right now. Right now the dollar buys .74 euros. So, 26 percent more in dollars. I get paid in dollars. I have some hunting friends with wealth or heirlooms. You ought to see German Drillings. They are beyond beautiful. You can find them on the site with a little exploration. I have fired some very expensive guns, but my lower cost high quality rifle is´still does the job. Plus, I would be too damn scared to take an expensive gun into the woods. Germany is very moist and the environment can be punishing to the firearms. I can still admire the beauty of the guns. My friend went to an Austrian gunsmith school. To graduate, they give you quality materials, and you have to build a rifle from scratch. Can't do that on a web based gunsmithing class.
Greuse Got Mein Freund(SP?) Gods greeting my friend), forgive my spelling, its been a while. Im with you, we all want nice but good is often fine for those of us without a huge budget to play with. The Drillings are beautiful, the craftsmanship in them is beyond reproach; they cost an arm, a leg and then some and If I owned one, I probably would never fire it. A friend of mine in Nuremberg was a Pipe organ Master, the perfection was crazy but the products were beautiful and functional.
I always wanted a Mercedes but never could afford one till last year when I bought an 1988 300TE with 160,000 miles on it for $2500! I didnt drive junk until that day, its all good when it runs but it wasnt a Mercedes. This one isnt the one the original owner paid for 36 years later either but it is a sweet ride!
No doubt the craftsmanship of a $10 K gun is a wonder to behold but I can either own 12 descent guns or one gun I would be afraid to take through the mud and brambles. On top of that, some expensive guns are no better than their less expensive counterparts. A fully auto M16 isnt a better piece than an AR 15 but you better get your wallet and retirement account out for that M16!