I do not own a scout rifle. My personal feeling is that this is a supply looking for a demand, instead of the other way around.Originally posted by ajp3jeh:
Any comments or observations?
Well, the problem is that he has not only outlived his usefulness, but his competency as well. A man like that needs to catch one in his prime, lest he become pathetic to the eyes of those like ISTHM.Originally posted by Manny:
I think the pool of taleted individuals such as Clint Smith who know and have high regard for him speaks for itself.
I like your username..Originally posted by Villuj_idiot:
Well, the problem is that he has not only outlived his usefulness, but his competency as well. A man like that needs to catch one in his prime, lest he become pathetic to the eyes of those like ISTHM.
The respect shown for him by Smith and the others is out of what he was, not what he is.
We can all wish for a better fate.
Originally posted by In service to His Majesty:
Please keep in mind that the only one in the firearms community so adamantly pushing the scout concept has been COL Jeff Cooper. He has a business arrangement with Steyr. Talk about a conflict of interest....
Oh, this is the best one: COL Cooper was recently on one of the weekend morning shooting shows. I think it might have been the one on TNN. Anyway, Cooper was "demonstrating" his beloved Steyr Scout. He couldn't hit s**t with it. What a joke. I actually laughed out loud while I was watching the show. A $3,000 rifle in the hands of a huckster who couldn't hit jack. It was hilarious. Hell, it really should have been Ron Popiel shooting the rifle. He couldn't have done any worse.
Not that I am supporting the thoughts of In His Majesties Service, but didn't we once have a big debate about questioning another persons qualifications to make a judgment???? IHMS obviously doesn’t think much of the Colonel but that’s his opinion. I have some disagreements with the Colonels line of reasoning on occasion also but overall I like what he has to say.Originally posted by Citizen_Gilmore:
I understand that you don`t like Col. Cooper, fine, but who are you, and what have you done, to pass judgement on such a man who has most likely forgotten more about shooting, combat, and anything else for that matter, than you will ever know?
Yeah. I can just picture that fiasco. He was probably taken to a "game preserve" escorted by two guides (read: guaranteed kill).Originally posted by Rosco Benson:
[BWhen you bag your lion on your eightieth birthday, you will have earned the right to smirk at Cooper's age-diminished shooting abilities.[/B]
Flame you? I just asked you to provide details and sources for your accusation that Cooper promotes the Steyr Scout on some sort of "commission" basis. Given that you chose not to, I must surmise that your accusation was baseless. Figures.Originally posted by In service to His Majesty:
Flame me on this, too.