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    Why is there not?

    Why is there not a good working grade rifle made in the UK? Surely the capability and technology exist there.

    SS

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    Because there is an insufficiently large domestic market to support it, and the cost of entry to the much larger European and US markets make it an unattractive business proposition. Hence the fact that the various attempts to periodically relaunch BSA for instance remain very limited in scope.

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    To busy making propellant, projectiles, primers & cases.

    Sharkey
    "Men Who Stare at Deer."

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    It's 'cos we all have Blasers!!! (in .243, of course!)
    Last edited by Dorsettaff; 02-03-2015 at 14:52.

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    we dont need one,theres thousands of 243,s to go at because the americans and europeans dont want them, go figure, atb doug ps i dont have a 243,sshhh,
    DONT START

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    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    we dont need one,theres thousands of 243,s to go at because the americans and europeans dont want them, go figure, atb doug ps i dont have a 243,sshhh,
    Don't go there


    SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARCBO View Post
    Why is there not a good working grade rifle made in the UK? Surely the capability and technology exist there.

    SS
    The UK manufacturing industry is not what it used to be. You can thank the government and globalism for that.

    There are a few truly British manufacturers still alive (Harbeth loudspeakers, for instance, is truly and innovative engineering based company who sources all their components for production from the UK. Even if some woods are exotic, cabinets are made locally), and I always try to support the good guys.

    Jaguar and Land Rover are owned by an Indian multinational, for example.

    And bespoke British Best guns are priced ridiculously out of the reach of even the upper-middle class. If you compare the costs of these rifles in their "golden years" to today, even after accounting for inflation, you would think we are suckers. Many of these guns were made as "working" rifles--and that they did--yet some custom makers like Dorleac in France will admit that even the older gun have better "craftsmanship" and attention to detail than the ones today.

    Same goes for "luxury" watches.

    Exclusivity and prestige is a very different concept from quality.

    Sad, really.
    Last edited by Canadian1; 02-03-2015 at 16:33.

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    Agree with the above. The only way a British company can succeed is by producing high end, niche products. Accuracy International?

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    The majority of the british buying public are to blame, always looking for the cheapest option they would sooner buy cheap foriegn tat, then quality UK made products, cutlery and kitchen knives being a typical example.
    When it comes to buying here in the UK there is no such thing as patriotism.

    Ian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    The majority of the british buying public are to blame, always looking for the cheapest option they would sooner buy cheap foriegn tat, then quality UK made products, cutlery and kitchen knives being a typical example.
    When it comes to buying here in the UK there is no such thing as patriotism.

    Ian.
    Yes, this is also a big part of the problem--also in NA.

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