Just Another Stupid Chassis Rifle


Just Another Stupid Chassis Rifle

What is it exactly with firearms pundits? In all of my 50+ years of studying, shooting, collecting, writing about, and photographing firearms among other professional pursuits, I am convinced that we gun nuts are probably the most arrogant bunch of snobs around. I guess we just have to chalk it up to opinions, and of course you know the physiological reference to having one of those. But, sometimes it just gets to be too darned much blather for the nickel.

I guess, too, that social media has ruined this as well. When working in my own gun business and countless gun shows over the years it was never a shock to have some benchrest guru cast shadows on every gun we were selling. These are the guys with $5 in their pockets, they handle everything, but never buy a thing. I bet their Shooter’s Bible is worn to a frazzle, but they don’t shoot a box of ammo a year.

And Facebook as a social media platform is the worst. These guys prowl the sidelines of this electronic Wi-Fi network just waiting to pounce on any new firearms announcement from the factory or a writer’s comments just to pop the buttons off their shirt. These self-proclaimed “experts” know everything about everything, but really not much at all. They try to rally their 2 cents worth into a dime’s profit, but most often end up bankrupt.

The cause of this particular tirade on my part was a comment on FB about the new Remington Model 700 PCR, or Precision Chassis Rifle. Heck the actual hands-on consumer rifle is not even available yet as far as I am informed. It was shown at the recent SHOT Show last month. It should be out shortly and the rush will be on. If you want one, get on your dealer’s list.

The disparaging comment about this new rifle on FB was the title to this response. From all indications I have including live reports from the show floor at the SHOT Show is that this new Remington is going to be the cat’s meow in terms of long range, chassis platform rifles. I feel confident that shooting and hunting reports to come will all be positive, too.

Shooters, hunters, preppers, survivalists, and indeed all gun buyers should use caution about putting trust in any comments made on Facebook by unknown and unreliable sources. Just keep reading and searching for more in depth reviews and you will get a more honest appraisal of any new gun than from some uninformed closet wannabe commentator.

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Award winning outdoor writer/photographer since 1978. Over 3000 articles and columns published nationally. Field & Stream Hero of Conservation in 2007. Fields of writing includes hunting most game in American, Canada, and Europe, fishing fresh and saltwater, destination travel, product reviews, industry consulting, and conservation issues. Currently VP at largest community college in Mississippi in economic development and workforce training with 40 years of experience in Higher Education. BS-MS in wildlife sciences from MO. University, and then a PhD in Industrial Psychology. Married with two children and Molly the Schnoodle.

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