There is one at the Cabelas in Nebraska. Amazing rifles. I have had the pleasure of shooting one and for a 4.5 pound rifle they are quite accurate and the unique fore grip is quite steady and makes recoil very tamable. The designer wasnt happy with the accuracy (he wanted .5moa, they shoot great) so they never made it to production.
Yeah, I was going to say.... there is one posted in the sales section of this site! Boy did you guys luck out in finding eachother. You should let us know if you end up buying that gun and keep us posted on how it shoots and how you like it. It is a really cool concept gun and if I had the money to purchase one of these rare rifles, I would be all over it like flies on dog.... food, I guess
HOWDY,HAWKEYE, THANKS FOR THE HEADS-UP ON THE KIFARU RIFLE LISTING. THAT RIFLE BELONGS TO BITTER24 (ABOVE). HE AND I HAVE CONVERSED, BUT THE RIFLE IS IN A CALIBER THAT I WILL HAVE TO PASS ON. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR "HAWKEYE".
I know the owner of the company. My brother worked for them in high school and all I can say is that, like everything else that company produces, they are amazing products. The thing that makes these rifles so rare is that they never made it to full production. There were many prototypes made but they didn't really ever get to reach their full market potential. That is because the owner is an absolute perfectionist. He was not going to market a product that did not meet his criteria for a perfect rifle. These specifications were impossible to meet. The guns were getting minute of angle accuracy but he wanted under half an inch groups at a hundred yards and not every one of the rifles would do it. Even minute of angle out of a rifle that light is just insane! I wish more would have been produced but hey, atleast the boss stuck to his goals. That's how you know that everything that company makes is just dinomite!
Interesting story. So what other products does he produce? 1/2 MOA is tough to do so it might have been an unreasonable goal to set for the company. I would assume that making this rifle resulted in a loss to the company. Just wondering what other products they have made....what is the name of the company? Is it Kifaru like the rifle or a different name?
Yeah, Kifaru is the company name. Check out their website and you can get a good idea of what they offer and what they are about. They specialize in light weight, premium backpacking and hunting gear. Their most popular gear is their backpacks and their tipi's but they make all kinds of great gear. It is not cheap, but perfection never is. And if there was such a thing in outdoor gear, I would say that Kifaru gear is pretty darn close.
They also have a line devoted to military gear and a lot of families purchase Kifaru gear for their boys over seas.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....