Reply To: Low cost vs. top shelf

Forums PCP Airguns Low cost vs. top shelf Reply To: Low cost vs. top shelf



I really can't make a case based on economics. Yes, many 'affordable' rifles can be coaxed into top shelf performance. It takes some time and effort that could be spent elsewhere, and the cost of parts doesn't tell the whole story since getting those parts to work as desired means investing in some tools to install and adjust them.. There is the intangible of pride in one's own work, but tinkering isn't everyone's cup of tea. The whole modify, test, evaluate and repeat cycle can be very rewarding to some and just plain tedious to others.

When I was a younger man, I enjoyed time spent tinkering almost as much as time at the range shooting. As I've gotten older, I find I'm lazier and less concerned about finances than time. So spending the bux for out of the box precision is a better use of available resources than trying to build it myself.

That said, I don't think there's a one size fits all answer to the question beyond do what makes you happiest.