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Custom Rifle Series Part 2: Factory Rifles and Factory-modified Rifles

By Frazer Winskill

Modification comes down to purpose nine times out of ten in New Zealand as we are a well-documented bunch of pragmatists. By far the most common modification is to remove some barrel length and add a suppressor. Other modifications include trigger lightening, bedding the action into the stock with epoxy, or adjusting the stock’s length of pull. Overall, these help with accuracy, ergonomics and practicality.

 

PROS & CONS

Factory Rifle Pros: Most factory rifles are imported in numbers and therefore when you’re purchasing the wait time is non-existent. They come in a variety of models that generally do what 75% of all hunters need them to do. They are also the cheapest option out of the categories described, and maintain their value. They’re easy to sell if you decide to change calibre or brand.

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