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    Another Remington clone...
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    Looks quite good, Shame they will be about 5k by the time they get here.

    Couldn't find any specs on weight or twist rates tho

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    I can't be the only person who saw "Barret Hunting Rifle" and thought that would be an ironic title for a thread about using a .50 cal for pest control....
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    Plenty of clipson YouTube of 50cal vs goat.. I got bored one evening

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    Just getting some information from barrett

    for the 22-50 you're looking at a 1:7" (177mm) rifling twist and the weight is around 5lbs (2.26 kg)

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    For the 6.5x55 the rifling twist is 1:8" (203mm) and the weight is around 6lbs (2.72 kg)

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    Yay, a lefty rifle in a decent looking and sounding rifle.
    First thoughts was Kimber 84M with a 700 action
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    I assume this is the Barrett version of the Forbes 20B and 24B, as Barrett have apparently taken over the manufacturing rights for these rifles from Forbes.

    Forbes is no longer in business as I understand it [URL="https://www.facebook.com/Forbes-Rifle-LLC-194186300722761/"], as Titan Machine (which made the the rifles for Forbes) has gone to the wall.

    They've obviously made a few changes: the receiver looks a little different and is now stainless (only the barrel was on the Forbes), but the full-length bedding and other Melvin Forbes-inspired features have been retained.

    I think Aoraki Ammunition are the new agents for Barrett. Does make you wonder about the morality of the Forbes distributors (NZ Ammunition Co) and local retailers still marketing a $3000+ rifle when the company that makes them has gone belly up.

    My son has a Forbes 20B in .308; there's a lot to like about it and it's a tack-driver...but I'd be hesitant taking the plunge now knowing you'll be whistling in the wind for parts or after-sales service.

    However I fear the new Barrett Fieldcraft will be no less expensive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by olesako View Post
    I assume this is the Barrett version of the Forbes 20B and 24B, as Barrett have apparently taken over the manufacturing rights for these rifles from Forbes.

    Forbes is no longer in business as I understand it [URL="https://www.facebook.com/Forbes-Rifle-LLC-194186300722761/"], as Titan Machine (which made the the rifles for Forbes) has gone to the wall.

    They've obviously made a few changes: the receiver looks a little different and is now stainless (only the barrel was on the Forbes), but the full-length bedding and other Melvin Forbes-inspired features have been retained.

    I think Aoraki Ammunition are the new agents for Barrett. Does make you wonder about the morality of the Forbes distributors (NZ Ammunition Co) and local retailers still marketing a $3000+ rifle when the company that makes them has gone belly up.

    My son has a Forbes 20B in .308; there's a lot to like about it and it's a tack-driver...but I'd be hesitant taking the plunge now knowing you'll be whistling in the wind for parts or after-sales service.

    However I fear the new Barrett Fieldcraft will be no less expensive...
    Let's be honest, even parts for a tikka are insane, if you can find them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by olesako View Post
    I assume this is the Barrett version of the Forbes 20B and 24B, as Barrett have apparently taken over the manufacturing rights for these rifles from Forbes.

    Forbes is no longer in business as I understand it [URL="https://www.facebook.com/Forbes-Rifle-LLC-194186300722761/"], as Titan Machine (which made the the rifles for Forbes) has gone to the wall.

    They've obviously made a few changes: the receiver looks a little different and is now stainless (only the barrel was on the Forbes), but the full-length bedding and other Melvin Forbes-inspired features have been retained.

    I think Aoraki Ammunition are the new agents for Barrett. Does make you wonder about the morality of the Forbes distributors (NZ Ammunition Co) and local retailers still marketing a $3000+ rifle when the company that makes them has gone belly up.

    My son has a Forbes 20B in .308; there's a lot to like about it and it's a tack-driver...but I'd be hesitant taking the plunge now knowing you'll be whistling in the wind for parts or after-sales service.

    However I fear the new Barrett Fieldcraft will be no less expensive...
    Interesting heads up on Titan, looks like my Forbes is now a collectors item that no one will want to collect....

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    Interesting heads up on Titan, looks like my Forbes is now a collectors item that no one will want to collect....
    I'll swap you for a remmy 700 to help you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by olesako View Post
    I assume this is the Barrett version of the Forbes 20B and 24B, as Barrett have apparently taken over the manufacturing rights for these rifles from Forbes.

    Forbes is no longer in business as I understand it [URL="https://www.facebook.com/Forbes-Rifle-LLC-194186300722761/"], as Titan Machine (which made the the rifles for Forbes) has gone to the wall.

    They've obviously made a few changes: the receiver looks a little different and is now stainless (only the barrel was on the Forbes), but the full-length bedding and other Melvin Forbes-inspired features have been retained.

    I think Aoraki Ammunition are the new agents for Barrett. Does make you wonder about the morality of the Forbes distributors (NZ Ammunition Co) and local retailers still marketing a $3000+ rifle when the company that makes them has gone belly up.

    My son has a Forbes 20B in .308; there's a lot to like about it and it's a tack-driver...but I'd be hesitant taking the plunge now knowing you'll be whistling in the wind for parts or after-sales service.

    However I fear the new Barrett Fieldcraft will be no less expensive...
    I haven't shot a 308 that isn't a tack driver

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    Guns NZ has these for under 4k, selected calibers though.
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