Welcome everyone to the 58th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or does it only have Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you the readers, deemed almost unanimously that the 22LR Gatling was a very hot gat.
At the time this article was written, the original auction remained up, and no bids have been placed. We can only hope that this piece of history makes its way to a suitable home soon.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we take a look at a pair of heavily modified bolt action rifles. Deviating slightly from tradition, these rifles are currently up for sale on GunPost with an asking price of $2,800.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Sweet Bolt Action or Basement Dweller Attraction?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Six wrongs don’t make a right” – Rusty S.
“Bondo + a GED in woodworking + too much free time + freebasing amphetamines = this” – James Reeves
“Last holdout round in reserve in case someone sees you at the range and you need to leave the planet.” – Pete
“Sadly the VFG on the bolt gun doesn’t help the previous owner have a better grasp on reality” – Nick C.
“Look at that damn thing. You look at that, and then look me in my eyes and tell me there’s a god.” – Will P.
“When the feet in the photo are the least gross detail…” – Giorgio O.
“*sound of violent puking*” – Mike R.
“I can forgive the backpack straps, but not the see-through scope rings, not to mention there’s only a front sight to see.” – Doug E.
Selling this strange pair of bolt action blasters is an unknown Canadian located in Grand Prarie. Let’s see what they had to say about this set.
.300WM has NEW Bushnell Banner 6-18×50, backpack sling with many sling mounts and options, bipod, threaded monopod, light & lazer, removable storage pouch with leatherman and 3 spare batteries, RCBS reloading die set, 4 boxes of brass, 900 Magnum primers, 1 box 180gr PSP, very hard shell double gun case, and 60X spotting scope. VERY LOW RECOIL with this Holland brake($500CAD), and spring-loaded recoil reduction system butt pad mortised into the stock, making this Magnum a dream to shoot!!!
.22 Hornet has 4X Weaver optic and comes with 40 rounds 45gr PSP. Sub MOA!!!
$2800 for all…
As the seller is located in Canada, I would assume they’re asking for $2800 Canadian (roughly $2,084 USD). If you could overlook, well whatever’s going on with that stock, this could be a somewhat reasonable deal.
Simply put, there’s no way of looking past the stock on the Win Mag, and it’s the most bizarre and grotesque custom rifle stock I think I’ve ever seen. Everything from the grips to the texturing makes it as appealing as a pile of asbestos to me. If this was what the future looked like, well then I’d want no part of it.
Stranger even is all the accessories. Clearly, the owner seems to think this is the ultimate ready to roll out long gun. For whatever reason, the rifle has a light, laser, match saver rounds (on each side), and a built-in monopod. That’s just naming a select few features.
Personally, I’ve never understood rifles like this when you could just buy a custom stock from a company like McMillan. Of course, there are those that are capable of making fine firearms components from the comfort of their garage (or basement), but I think this is far from that. As always I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.
What do you think? Is this custom InterArms bolt gun a Hot Gat or just mall ninja Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this InterArms 300 Win Mag is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: