This thread is not about which make is best or most reliable and I?m not interested in opening that can of worms again, so if possible keep brand out of it. I?ve been pondering on the idea of buying a proper FT ?race gun? for quite a while. It most probably is not going to improve my very modest scores and is more a matter of I WANT ONE. Have not really decided between Walther, Steyr, EV or PT but at the moment, I guess, I?m leaning more towards the looks of the AA rifles. I am however a bit hesitant to take the leap. Listening to people talk at the FT events it seems like these fancy rifles are quite fiddly? I hear comments like: ?Had to get the regulator serviced last week?, ?Some or other leak acted up again? ?Bought a new XYZ a short while ago and its back at the agents for the n-th time ? Are these rifles really high maintenace when compared to something standard lets say a AA400, FX etc. What sort of service intervals are there on these race guns? I mean where it has to go back to the agents, not the typical DIY maintenace like cleaning barrel etc. Are there really issues to be aware of or am I making to much out of maybe a few isolated cases? Maybe the owners of these rifles just expect too much? Maybe owners fiddle too much with them and that?s causing problems?
Your views and experiences would be greatly appreciated! And remember to say my ?XYZ race gun? rather than ?My Walther? or ?EV? or whatever