WAR Flex Price Justification?

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    PelletPusher
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    Hi everyone, I have been eyeing WAR Flex air rifles, but I am not sure I understand the price justification for these rifles.  WAR Flex regulated guns with carbon bottle cost $2258.

    While the new Umarex Hammer 0.50 cal (made in USA, regulated, carbon bottle, AR-furniture) costs $799!  What justifies the price premium for WAR Flex?  Is there anything I am missing?  

    Is WAR’s founder active on this forum?  Wish he would chime in.

    Thanks!

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    steppenwulf
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    had one. very over priced, you’re not missing anything.

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    Which brand are you talking about?

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    Terryb00
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    I waited a long time for mine, back when Travis was running the show, he’s since moved on. It was pretty heavy, bolt action was gritty. It shot well, but personally, I’d take my EDgun .30 over a Flex in a heartbeat. Less money and better gun. That’s just my experience, and opinion.

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    spysir
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    WAR  , was Jim (?) then Travis ( and Jim or not? ) now back to Jim?  And who else?

     What determins the price?

    Novelty perhaps? 
    Folks want the latest greatest?
    Utube ?
    The need to have something not everyone has?
     
    #4 there mostly I think.

     I like Jim, have met him. Now the west coast side of the bussiness I dont know about at all.

     Make something, make a video, post up around a bunch of forums and someone will want one. ( 20 poeople will say they too want one and 1 of those will buy it).
    I’m sure the war rigs are fun to shoot and hopefully shoot well but,

    you are correct in that for that much money I know where to have a custom pre-charged made – butt to break- .

     So who is WAR these days?

     It’s the “different” thing that sells I believe.

    John

     

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    PelletPusher
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    “Boog”Which brand are you talking about?

    
It is this brand: http://www.wickedairrifles.com/index.html 

    Despite the spartan aesthetic, they are using top shelf components.  I think @oldpro designed these guns.

     

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    I own a .25 Warp and it is a great gun.  It is a solid gun with no fancy frills but it just works.  I think its strength is the simple design so you know when you pick it up it will do the job.  The tensioned TJ barrel is unbelievably accurate and NEVER shifts POI or hardly shoots a flier.  Cobra reg and hammer spring is adjustable in seconds (even lowering the pressure is quick and easy) and is very stable and consistent with no creep.  Now my first cobra reg did have some creep (due to a bit of debris keeping the piston from sealing) but Jim quickly just sent me a new cobra reg no questions asked.  He didn’t even ask for the old reg back (I did send it back obviously and I’m sure he expected me to but didn’t demand to see it before replacing it).  That’s customer service.  When these guns first came out the bolt action was gritty but they have since fixed that with a new hammer and now it is very smooth though not as easy to pull as a sidelever (a bolt action never is).  My biggest gripe with mine is the magazine system but only because I have come to HATE the “cassete” style magazines.  I like the simple rotary mags better like the cricket, taipan and EDguns have.   The Timney 2 stage trigger is the nicest trigger I’ve ever used on an airgun and it can be safely adjusted down to 8 ounces I believe.

    Now, are the WAR guns overpriced?  IMO yes but a lot of the “high end” guns are.  The only reason our guns cost so much is because we keep paying for them lol.  But don’t forget that the FLEX is built top to bottom in the USA and Jim will absolutely stand behind his guns if you have a problem, that has got to count for something.  And also the work involved to design and build an airgun from start finish.  Any airgun with any price will be worth it to some and not to others right?

    What impressed me and made me really want to try on of these guns is the people that already owned a Flex and then also tossed down the cash for a Warp when it came out.   Would they really do that if the Flex wasn’t worth the price?

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    Its hard to explain what I’m trying to say and realize it may look like I’m contradicting myself.  Is it overpriced?  Yes.  Is it worth it?  Yes.  Does that make sense?  No, but that’s how I see it lol.

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    shifty99
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    Makes perfect sense to me.

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    Thanks Pellet

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